Anthony Schapira, B.Sc. (Hons), MBBS, M.D., D.Sc. FRCP, FMedSci

Head, Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Professor Anthony Schapira was appointed in 1990 as Chairman of the University Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, and Professor of Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH and the Royal Free London Hospital, London, UK. He is currently Head of the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. He is a member of the Oxford University Hospitals Board. He was appointed to the NHS Reconfiguration Board in 2019.

Professor Schapira’s research interests include the molecular and clinical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, with special emphasis on Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. He has over 450 peer-reviewed publications with more than 35 in Nature or Lancet series journals, and has edited over 15 books on various aspects of neurology including the textbook Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience. His H-index is 100 (Thomson, WoS), 124 (Google Scholar) and he has 18 Citation Classics (>400 citations). He is on the 2017-2019 lists of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate).

Professor Schapira is the recipient of the Harveian Medal, the Royal College of Physicians Clinical Science Prize, the European Prize for Clinical Science, the 1999 Opprecht Foundation Award and the Duchenne Prize. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999. He was appointed a Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health Research in 2012. He was Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal 2006-2019.

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