Professor Peter Kennedy CBE, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci, FRSE
Honorary Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, and Honorary Professor, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Kennedy trained in Neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square, in London and obtained a PhD at University College London for research into the immunopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. He has since focused his research on viral infections of the nervous system and holds MD and DSc degrees in this area. Peter Kennedy held the Burton Chair of Neurology for 29 years and was Head of the Division of Clinical Neurosciences. He is also a world leader in the study of African Sleeping Sickness. He is currently focusing on research and teaching, especially in Africa.
Professor Kennedy appeared in the New Years Honours list receiving a CBE for his services to clinical science. In October 2020, Peter Kennedy has received the RSE Royal Medal, awarded on the authority of Her Majesty The Queen, from the Royal Society of Edinburgh in recognition of his work in treating sleeping sickness and other neuroviruses.