Professor Benedict Michael MBChB (Hons), FRCP (Neurol), PhD

VICE CHAIR OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL - Professor of Neuroscience, MRC Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Neurologist Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Benedict D Michael is an MRC Clinician Scientist and Director of the Infection Neuroscience Lab at The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Emerging and Zoonotic Infection and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

He completed Post-Doctoral Training at the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Disease, Massachusettes General HospitalHarvard Medical School and UMASS where he was developed an intravital microscopy model of viral encephalitis to image leucocyte migration into the brain in real-time.

He has received The Royal College of Physicians Linacre Lecture Award (2022), The Liversage Award for Neurology and The British Medical Association Vera Down Award for Neuroscience, and for his neurological education work in Africa, he is Honorary Faculty for the Royal College of Physicians and his team were The 2020 Finalists for the Royal College Awards for Excellence in Education.

He has an h-index of 39, an i10-index of 75, with >200 publications, and >9,000 citations, primarily on neurological infection & inflammation.

He has grant income of approximately £4.3M as PI and also £17M as Co-I from the MRC, Wellcome, NIHR, WHO and Academy of Medical Sciences.

He is Vice Chair of the Encephalitis International Scientific Advisory Panel and an Advisor to the Meningitis Research Foundation. He has worked as a Royal College of Physicians Faculty Tutor in West Africa and with the NIHR to promote Patient and Public Engagement in research.

For more information on Professor Michael’s involvement within policy, media, medical education leadership and publications please visit Professor Michael’s profile on University of Liverpool


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