Dr Antonella Macerollo is a Consultant Neurologist with a clinical interest in movement disorders. She runs busy clinics dedicated to all types of movement disorders as well as general neurology clinics as part of her clinical duties at The Walton Centre in Liverpool. Beyond her area of special interest, she has a specific expertise in advanced treatments for several types of movement disorders. Therefore, she runs clinics dedicated to deep brain stimulation as a treatment for Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonic syndromes. She also delivers botulinum toxin injections as part of services dedicated to treat dystonic syndromes.

In 2022, The Walton Centre was awarded a machine, by NHS England, to deliver MRI guided focus ultrasound to treat essential tremor and Dr Macerollo is part of the team that built up the business case for it and she currently runs the service.

Dr Macerollo’s special interest is clinical research. She was awarded a PhD in Neuroscience at the University College of London in 2018 under the supervision of Prof Limousin. It was entitled “The role of sensory afference in Parkinson's disease". She was awarded in 2019 the prestigious NIHR North West Coast Research Scholarship, which has allowed her to have protected time for research for 2.5 years. Moreover, she was awarded in 2023 the prestigious NIHR North West Coast Advanced Research Scholarship, which is allowing her to have protected time for research for 12 months.

Dr Macerollo is the coordinator of research for undergraduate students at The Walton Centre. Her current research is focused on the development of neuroimaging biomarkers for early diagnosis and predictive outcome of deep brain stimulation for neurodegenerative diseases and of MRI guided focus ultrasound for tremor patients.

Among Dr Macerollo’s awards are the prestigious International Scholarship Award of the American Academy of Neurology (2015) and the Investigator Award of the European Academy of Neurology (2016). She worked as Editor-in-Chief of the European Academy of Neurology website in 2022. She is honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Liverpool and is currently supervising three PhD students and MRes students. Dr Macerollo is a Member of the Research and Academic Medicine Committee (RAMC) of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2022 she was appointed as Specialty Research Lead Neuro & Degeneration for the NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast (CRN NWC).