Alan Thompson#


Alan Thompson
Email:alan.thompson 'at' ucl.ac.uk
Membership Number:4822
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:athompson
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=ATHOM52


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator Emeritus
  • 2014 Chair of the Neuroscience Academic Medical Centre, UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre
  • 2011 Dean, UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences
  • 1998 Garfield Weston Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, UCL Institute of Neurology
  • 1998 Head of Neurorehabilitation Research Group, Dept of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Institute of Neurology
  • 1990 Consultant Neurologist. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN)
  • 2008 - 2016 Senior Investigator, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • 2008 - 2013 (Local Clinical Research Network) CLRN Clinical Lead for Nervous Systems Disorders, Central & East London
  • 2008 - 2011 Director, UCL Institute of Neurology
  • 2003 - 2007 Clinical Director, Neurosciences, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (NHNN)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Primary progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Neurology

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from Consortium of MS Centers (USA)
  • 2017 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research, National Multiple Sclerosis Society & American Academy of Neurology (USA)
  • 2016 Fundación Esclerosis Múltiple Madrid Prize, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Madrid (Spain)
  • 2015 Elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)
  • 2013 Appointed as a Fellow of the American Neurological Association (USA)
  • 2012 Awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)
  • 2011:Platinum Clinical Excellence Award (Department of Health, UK)
  • 2009 Elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (USA)
  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate awarded by Hasselt University (Belgium)
  • 2003 Awarded Pioneer of the Nation (awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) (UK)

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