Nicholas Wood, MBChB, PhD

University College London | United Kingdom

Nicholas is Galton professor of genetics and the UCLH BRC Neuroscience programme director. He is an honorary consultant neurologist. He qualified in medicine from Birmingham University in 1986 and undertook doctoral research at the University of Cambridge and was awarded a PhD in 1994. He trained in clinical neurology in Cambridge and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He was appointed senior lecturer (UCL Institute of Neurology) and honorary consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 1995 and has been professor of clinical neurology and neurogenetics since 2001. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and, in 2012, a Fellow of the American Neurological Association. His primary research interest is the genetics of neurological disease with an emphasis on the genetics of Parkinson’s disease and the ataxias. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and is on the board of several international neuroscience journals. He was recently named as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world in the Clarivate 2018 analyses.