I studied medicine at Oxford and then University College London Hospitals. I completed general medical training in London and with the RAF. My neurology training was at the Royal London, St. George’s and Atkinson Morley’s Hospitals. I moved to Kent in 1986 to take up a combined clinical-academic post as Consultant Neurologist at Guy’s & St. Thomas’s and in Kent, and Senior Lecturer at King’s College London (UMDS).
I have carried out general neurology clinics as a consultant for more than 30 years. I supervised neurology in-patients at Guy’s Hospital and in East Kent and have provided a consultation (liaison) service for in-patients under other consultants. I have a special interests in CJD and other uncommon cognitive disorders, and also in cerebrovascular disease. I have been widely quoted in the media and have appeared on news programmes (including BBC and BBC World news, Newsnight, ITV, CNN and other international television channels from USA, Canada, Latin America, Japan, Australia) and in documentaries.
During my clinical and research career I have had extensive experience of teaching, ranging from one-to-one tutorials to invited lectures to more than 1500 people. I have taught medical students at Guy’s & St. Thomas’s and in East Kent; junior doctors training in neurology and other specialities; and (non-medical) university undergraduate and postgraduate students.
My wife, Nicola (who is an Educational Psychologist) and I live in Stowting and have three grown up children.
I am serving the Governing Board of Stowting School as a Foundation Governor.