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Scientific Advisory Panel

An expert Scientific Advisory Panel provides The Society with expert professional resources.  Members of the Panel include highly regarded experts from neurological, neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric, neuro-immunological, paediatric, therapeutic and other relevant fields.  The Panel meets annually to exchange information and progress research initiatives.  Members of the Panel also assist with enquiries of a clinical nature. 

Professor Tom Solomon - Chair of the Advisory Panel

Chair of Neurological Science,

Director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health 

University of Liverpool

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Dr. Nicholas Davies FRCP, PhD - Vice Chair of the Advisory Panel

Consultant Neurologist
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

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Dr. Bonnie-Kate Dewar

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Neuropsychology Services Limited

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Dr Julia Granerod

Epidemiologist
Independent


Dr. Sarosh R Irani MA (Oxon), Dphil, MRCP

Consultant Neurologist and Wellcome Trust
Intermediate Fellow, Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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Prof. Peter GE Kennedy CBE, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci, FRSE

Burton Chair of Neurology, University of Glasgow
Southern General Hospital NHS Trust

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Dr. Rachel Kneen

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and
Institute of Infection and Global Health
University of Liverpool

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Professor Michael Kopelman

Professor of Neuropsychiatry
King’s College and Institute of Psychiatry,
St Thomas’s Hospital, London

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Dr. Nick Makwana

Consultant Paediatrician
Department of Child Health
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

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Dr. Benedict Michael, MRCP, PhD

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Institute for Infection and Global Health

The University of Liverpool

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Dr. Arleta Starza-Smith

Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

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Dr. Arun Venkatesan

Neurology/Neuroimmunology Director
Johns Hopkins Encephalitis Centre, US

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Professor Angela Vincent

Honorary Consultant in Immunology
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurology,
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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Dr. Steven White

Consultant Neurophysiologist
St Mary’s Hospital, London

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Professor Barbara A Wilson, OBE

Founder of the The Oliver Zangwill Centre,
Honorary Professor at the Universities of East Anglia,
Hong Kong and Sydney

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