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Honorary faculty

Our Honorary Faculty are the clinical leaders of their Academy, bringing their expertise and experience, alongside an enthusiasm and drive to improve services and outcomes for people living with a neurological condition. The voluntary role includes bringing new ideas into their Academy, building on and developing new educational content, creating programmes and selecting speakers for our range of educational events.

Dr Wallace Brownlee MS Specialist Neurologist and MS researcher
Honorary Academic Director, MS Academy
Dr Javier Carod Artal Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology
Rachel Dorsey-Campbell Senior Lead Pharmacist
Dr Nikos Evangelou Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology
Prof Helen Ford Clinical Professor of Neurology
Wendy Hendrie MS Specialist Physiotherapist
Dr Azza Ismail Consultant Neurologist
Dr Niall MacDougall Consultant Neurologist
Joela Mathews Lead Neuroscience Pharmacist
Rachel Morrison MS Specialist Nurse
Dr David Paling Consultant Neurologist
Honorary Strategic Director, MS Academy
Dr Kate Petheram Consultant Neurologist
Ruth Stross MS Specialist Nurse
Sue Thomas Independent Healthcare Consultant


Our Faculty members are experts in their chosen condition and have often – although not always – been involved with an Academy as a delegate and speaker as well. They often speak at courses, events and webinars, but have additional input into the direction and content of their Academy's educational vision, including providing advice and support around MasterClass programme content.

Prof David Baker Professor of Neuroimmonology
Georgina Carr CEO, Neurological Alliance
Prof Gabriele De Luca Clinician-scientist in Clinical Neurology
Dr Ruth Dobson Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dr Martin Duddy Clinical Director and Consultant Neurologist
Dr Rachel Farrell Consultant Neurologist
Dr Leonora Fisniku Consultant Neurologist
Prof Gavin Giovannoni Professor of Neurology
Dr Sharmilee Gnanapavan Consultant Neurologist
Prof Jeremy Hobart Consultant Neurologist
Barbara Hoese President, Pentecore Coaching LLC
Prof Dawn Langdon Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Health and Medicine
Dr Gordon Mazibrada Consultant Neurologist
Prof Neil Robertson Professor of Neurology
Dr David Rog Consultant Neurologist
Prof Klaus Schmierer Professor of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist
Prof Basil Sharrack Consultant Neurologist
Dr Agne Straukiene Consultant Neurologist
Dr Emma Tallantyre Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dr Riffat Tanveer Consultant Neurologist
Dr John Thorpe Consultant Neurologist
Karen Vernon Nurse Consultant in Multiple Sclerosis
Sarah White Lead MS Specialist Nurse
Prof Carolyn Young Consultant Neurologist


Our speakers are experts in their fields or those with specific experience of a particular topic. They may present at a MasterClass, webinar, or other events and courses, or may deliver a videocast. Many of our speakers are MasterClass alumni, further developing both a clinical network and the Academy's collegiate feel.

Prof Maged Abdel Naseer Head of Neurology department
Dr Adnan Al-Araji Director and Clinical Lead
Rebecca Aldam Public Engagement Coordinator
Dr Christopher Allen Clinical Research Fellow
Prof Sandra Amor Head of MS Research
Phillip Anderson Head of Policy
Dr Tarunya Arun Consultant Neurologist
Mavis Ayer Senior MS Nurse Prescriber
Dr Colin Bannon Retired GP and honorary doctor with MS himself
Jody Barber Neurological Physiotherapist
Noreen Barker Consultant Nurse
Dr Camilla Blain Consultant Neurologist
Joan Bradley Lead Nurse MS and Rehabilitation
Dr Robert Brenner Clinical Neurologist
Dr Peter Brex Consultant Neurologist
Prof Ben Bridgewater Chief Executive
Dr Gavin Brittain Neurology Clinical Research Fellow
Kelly Broome Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Multiple Sclerosis and AHP Independent Prescriber
Dr Will Brown Consultant Neurologist
Daisy Cam MS Specialist Nurse
Fredi Cavander-Attwood Policy Manager for Health and Social Care
Dr Declan Chard Honorary Consultant Neurologist
Hassan Chaudhury Digital Health and Data Lead
Dr Karen Chung Consultant Neurologist
Prof Olga Ciccarelli NIHR Research Professor of Neurology
Caroline Clarke Chief Executive
Jerry Clough Vice President, Advisory Services
Prof Cris Constantinescu Professor of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist
Dr Mark Cossburn Consultant Neurologist
Dr Matthew Craner Consultant Neurologist
Sarah Crichton Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Neurology
Sherridan Daly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Dr Charlie Davie Managing Director
Dr Gerard Davies Consultant Neurologist
Dr Floriana De Angelis Consultant Neurologist, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Anisha Doshi Higher Specialty Trainee doctor in Neurology Year 6, Kent Surrey Sussex deanery
Jennifer Duffy Operational Services Manager
Dr Giles Elrington Consultant Neurologist
Prof Anton Emmanuel Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr Sofia Eriksson Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Associate Professor
Nicola Faulkner MS Specialist Nurse
Martin Fischer Independent Organisational/Management Development Consultant and Associate
Dr Peter Foley Neurology Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dr Geraint Fuller Consultant Neurologist
Dr Afagh Garjani Neurology Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Bruno Gran Consultant Neurologist
Gemma Grant MS Patient Advocate
Dr Orla Gray Consultant Neurologist
Prof Nicholas Gutowski Consultant Neurologist
Amy Harbour Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Specialist and Clinical Lead
Tom Harrison Senior Policy Officer, Treatments
Dr Timothy Harrower Chief and Principle Investigator
Collette Haslam Clinical Nurse Specialist in Uro-Neurology
Ed Holloway Executive Director of Services and Support
Dr Owain Howell Senior Lecturer
Dr Saif Huda Consultant Neurologist
Dr David Hunt Clinician Scientist
Prof Maria Isabel Leite Senior Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Anu Jacob Consultant Neurologist
Jo Johnson Independent Clinical Psychologist
Dr Joanne Jones Honorary Consultant Neurologist
Elizabeth Keenan Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Zhaleh Khaleeli Consultant Neurologist
Prof Christoph Kleinschnitz Director Clinic of Neurology
Kim Knight Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Anthony Lawton Consultant and Business Improvement Mentor
Jenny Ledsam MDT Coordinator
Margie Leong Specialist Dietitian
Dr Ming Lim Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Lucy Lyons Advanced Nurse Practioner
Dr Monica Marta Clinical Academic Neurologist
Dr Miriam Mattoscio Consultant Neurologist
Dr Claire McCarthy Consultant Neurologist
Dr Gavin McDonnell Consultant Neurologist
Alyson McGregor National Director
Dr Brendan McLean Consultant Neurologist
Rod Middleton Project Manager and System Architect
Paul Midgley Director of NHS Insight
Dr Niraj Mistry Consultant Neurologist
Prof Rona Moss-Morris Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine
Paru Naik Director of Health Professionals Programmes
Prof Richard Nicholas Consultant Neurologist
Prof David Oliver Honorary Professor
Dr James Overell Consultant Neurologist
Anusha Patel Regional Homecare Lead Pharmacist
Dr Owen Pearson Consultant Neurologist
George Pepper Co-Founder and CEO
Jen Petrie Trial Manager
Dr Trevor Pickersgill Consultant Neurologist
Dr Marco Pisa Consultant Neurologist
Dr Stefano Pluchino University Reader in Regenerative Neuroimmunology
Dr Ian Pomeroy Consultant Neurologist
Bernadette Porter Consultant Nurse in Multiple Sclerosis
Dr Si Price Consultant Neurologist
Malcolm Qualie Pharmacy Lead of Specialised Services
Dr Waqar Rashid Consultant Neurologist
Megan Roberts Head of Health Professionals Programmes
Prof Marco Salvetti Professor and Chair of Neurology
Dr Antonio Scalfari Consultant Neurologist
Dr Pushkar Shah Consultant Neurologist
Dr Eli Silber Consultant Neurologist
Dr Audrey Sinclair Consultant Neuroradiologist
Rob Sloan Service designer
Dr Ide Smets Academic Neurologist
Prof John Snowden Consultant Haematologist
Zoey Steele Expert patient speaker
Dr Andrea Stennett Research Neuro-Physiotherapist
Julie Storrie Clinical Nurse Specialist in Bowel Management
Farah Suleman Senior Neuroscience Dietitian
Alison Thomson Designer and Researcher
Dr Ben Turner Consultant Neurologist
Prof Matthew Walker Professor of Neurology
Mark Webb Head of Comms
Emily Whisker MS Specialist Nurse
Dr Jonathan White Medical Advisor
Camille Whitehead Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist
Prof Adrian Williams Consultant Neurologist and Professor of Clinical Neurology
Honorary Speaker
Prof Anna Williams Professor of Regenerative Neurology
Helen Willis Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Heather Wilson Consultant Neurologist
Martin Wilson Consultant Neurologist
Paul Wilson Expert Patient Speaker
Dr John Woolmore Consultant Neurologist
Terri Worthington Lead MS Nurse