I am a neurologist. I see and treat people with diseases of the nervous system. I run a regular clinic for people with multiple sclerosis.
I am also a University lecturer and academic. My research interests include:
- The impact of systemic infection on the brain, in particular how this affects people with neurological diseases. Systemic infections are the most common cause of hospital admission for people with neurological disease and are associated with poor outcomes. I am the Chief Investigator of the MRC-funded SIBIMS study which is looking at multiple sclerosis in particular.
- Blood-brain barrier (BBB) health, and its measurement for research and clinical use with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, which I set up in Southampton. BBB disruption may explain how systemic infection and inflammation affects brain function. This technique can also help guide treatments for multiple sclerosis, and in the PEBBAL study we are investigating use in Alzheimer's disease. In the upcoming SUNLIGHT study I will be testing if we can use this for people with traumatic brain injury.
- Neurological complications of COVID-19. I co-founded the CoroNerve Studies Group which led the first nationwide surveillance programme for neurological complications of COVID-19.
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I am the Module Lead for Nervous System in BM5 Year 2. Students learn the principles of nervous system structure and function, providing a thorough basis for understanding the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Other undergraduate roles:
- Admissions interviewing.
- Personal academic tutor.
- Written paper marking and moderation.
- Peer review and project marking for BMedSci.
- Regular clinical teaching in Year 4.
- OSCE examiner for Finals.
- Ward-based and seminar teaching for junior doctors.
- Volunteer tutor for the Access Project.
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- PhD Clinical Neurosciences, University of Southampton, 2021.
- MRCP Neurology, Royal College of Physicians, 2018.
- PGCE Medical Education, University of Dundee, 2014.
- BMBCh, University of Oxford, 2010.
- BA(Hons) Medical Sciences, University of Oxford, 2007.
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