Senior Investigator Profile

First NameJohn
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Neurology
DepartmentInstitute of Neurology
Telephone+44 02034488612
InstitutionUniversity College London
NHS TrustUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldNeurology
Secondary Research FieldNeurosciences
BiographyJohn Duncan graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1979 and since 1989 has been an Academic Consultant Neurologist specialising in epilepsy, practicing at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, and at Epilepsy Society in Chalfont St Peter, UK. He was appointed Professor of Neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology in 1998, and in 2001 was appointed to be the inaugural head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy. He chaired the Diagnostic Methods Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) from 2001 to 2005. In 2004 he received the annual Clinical Research recognition award of the American Epilepsy Society. He was President of the UK chapter of the ILAE from 2004 to 2008, and treasurer from 2009 to 2012. In 2005 he was elected Ambassador for Epilepsy of the ILAE and International Bureau for Epilepsy, and to be a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2010 he was appointed to be a Senior Investigator of the UK National Institute for Health Research. In 2012 he was appointed Clinical Director of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. In 2015, he was appointed to the Dept of Transport Medical panel. His principal research interest is the application of novel brain imaging to the diagnosis and treatment of the epilepsies, particularly surgical treatment, and is currently supported by the Wellcome Trust, UK Department of Health and the Medical Research Council.

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