Dr Michael Grey


Doctor Michael Grey


Dr Grey obtained his PhD in Biomedical Science and Engineering from the Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark. Subsequently, he has held research appointments at Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Birmingham (UK). Dr Grey joined UEA in 2017 and holds the position of Reader in Rehabilitation Neuroscience.

Research focus

Dr Grey’s research interest is in neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation, particularly with respect to acquired brain injury, including mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). Dr Grey has expertise in non-invasive electrophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging techniques to study human movement and its rehabilitation. He is Co-Principle Investigator together with Prof Tony Belli for the Repetitive Concussion in Sport (RECOS) trial being conducted at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Dr Grey’s research group or lab memberships include:

  • Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Group
  • NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre
  • NIHR Trauma Management Healthcare Technology Co-operative

Research papers

Dr Grey’s latest research papers include:

Biomarkers to aid the return to play decision following sports-related concussion: a systematic review
Senaratne, N., Hunt, A., Sotsman, E. & Grey, M. J., 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Concussion. 6

Serum miR-502: A potential biomarker in the diagnosis of concussion in a pilot study of patients with normal structural brain imaging
Davies, D., Yakoub, K. M., Scarpa, U., Bentley, C., Grey, M., Hammond, D., Sawlani, V., Belli, A. & Di Pietro, V., 1 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Concussion. 3, p. 1-13

Investigation into repetitive concussion in sport (RECOS): study protocol of a prospective, exploratory, observational cohort study
Yakoub, K. M., Davies, D. J., Su, Z., Bentley, C., Forcione, M., Toman, E., Hammond, D., Watson, C. N., Bishop, J., Cooper, L., Barbey, A. K., Sawlani, V., Di Pietro, V., Grey, M. J. & Belli, A., 4 Jul 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9, 7, e029883.

Salivary MicroRNAs: Diagnostic Markers of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Contact-Sport
Di Pietro, V., Porto, E., Ragusa, M., Barbagallo, C., Davies, D., Forcione, M., Logan, A., Di Pietro, C., Purrello, M., Grey, M., Hammond, D., Sawlani, V., Barbey, A. K. & Belli, A., 20 Aug 2018, In: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 11, 290.