Anthony Schapira, UK

Professor Anthony Schapira MD DSc FRCP FMedSci was appointed in 1990 as Chairman of the University Department of Clinical Neurosciences, at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square and Professor of Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Royal Free Hospital. He is currently Vice Dean of University College London Medical School and Director of the Royal Free Campus.   
Professor Schapira’s research interests include the molecular and clinical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, with special emphasis on Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has edited over 15 books on aspects various of neurology including the textbook Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neurology and is on the editorial board of several journals of neurology and neuroscience.     
Professor Schapira is the recipient of the Harveian Medal, the Royal College of Physicians Clinical Science Prize, the 1998 European Prize for Clinical Science, the 1999 Opprecht Foundation Award and the Duchenne Prize in 2005. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999.