Professor of Cerebrovascular Pathology (Neuropathology), personal chair appointed 1997

Lead PI, Newcastle Cognitive Function After Stroke (CogFAST) Longitudinal Study

Director, Neurovascular Research Group (NRG), Institute of Neuroscience

Co-ordinator, Newcastle NE ARUK Network Centre,  Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK)

Secretary-General, International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders (VasCog)

Previous Positions

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosciences and Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA


Royal College of Pathologists (Fellow), Society of Biology (Fellow), International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders (Secretary-General), British Neuroscience Association (past Hon Sec), International Brain Research Organisation (past member of Executive Committee),

Honours and Awards

Gold medal from President Diouf of Senegal, appointed Officier L’Ordre National du Lion for services to promote research and teaching of neurosciences in Africa

Current Work

Neuropathology of Cerebrovascular Disease; CADASIL and Small Vessel Diseases of the Brain

Esteem Indicators

Member, Centres of Excellence (CoE), Academy of Finland, Review panel, 2009-2012.

Member, Canadian Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Review panel, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2008-2011.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Alzheimer’s Research UK, 2000-2010, (2011, also Fellowships)

Member (and chair) Scientific Review panel, Fogarty NIH Brain Disorders Across the Life Span, 2003- 2011.

Member, MRC Clinical Pharmacology and Pathology Fellowships Board, 2009-2010.

Chair, Steering Group, MRC Brain Banks (Sudden death, HIV and CJD), Edinburgh, UK, 2007-2010.