Olga Ciccarelli is a Professor Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL). She is the head of the NMR Research Unit, where a clinical research programme that focuses on the study of multiple sclerosis (MS) using MRI is ongoing. She studied Medicine and Neurology in Rome, Italy. She then obtained a PhD in Neurological Sciences at UCL. In 2004 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Advanced Clinical Fellowship. In 2014 she became Professor or Neurology.
Her research aims to understand the mechanisms or damage and recovery in the central nervous system in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). She runs multiple sclerosis specialist and diagnostic clinics, and general neurology clinics. She has more than 110 publications, supervises PhD students and has received grant funding from charities and research council over the years.
She serves as an Associate Editor of Neurology, which is the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology, leading on the neuroimmunology, neurovirology and neuroinfections portfolio.