Senior Investigator Profile

First NameAlan
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostDean, UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences, Programme Director Neurological Disorders UCL Partners/Academic
DepartmentInstitute of Neurology Department of Brain Repair & Rehabilitation
InstitutionUniversity College London
NHS TrustUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldNeurology
Secondary Research FieldRadiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
BiographyProfessor Alan Thompson is Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences at University College London, and chairs the Neuroscience Programme of the UCLP Academic Health Science Centre. His research into demyelinating disease, particularly multiple sclerosis, and neurological rehabilitation focuses on neuroimaging studies to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms causing neurological disability, on improving measurement of impact from the patient’s perspective, and improving management through rigorous evaluation of therapeutic interventions and clinical trials. He has worked towards an improved service model, which has been incorporated into NICE guidance and the NSF for Long-term Neurological Conditions. He leads on patient and public involvement to enhance levels of engagement and has a Wellcome Trust grant with Shift MS on this topic He has driven collaboration between industry and academia designed to foster research and result in prompt translation into patient care. These include the Eisai-UCL partnership, the ARUK Drug Discovery Institute, and the collaboration with Takeda. . He is a Consultant Neurologist at Queen Square, and chairs the International Medical and Scientific Board of the MS International Federation, and the Scientific Committee for the International Progressive MS Alliance. He has published extensively in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and has an H-index of 97 (WoS, researcher ID C-2654-2008).

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