Meet the team
Professor Simon Shorvon, Mr Simon Thomson, Dr Hannah Cock and Professor Thomas Berger lead the multi-disciplinary team of 40 Editors and 450+ contributing clinical authors and reviewers drawn from all areas of the neurosciences, both in the UK and across Europe.
Professor Simon Shorvon
Simon Shorvon is Professor of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL), Consultant Neurologist National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square, London) and also Clinical Sub-Dean, Institute of Neurology, University College London.
He specialises in epilepsy and has been a member of the ILAE Executive Committee for 17 years. He is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of EPILEPSIA. He is the recipient of the 2008 European Epileptology Award and the 2010 Lennox Prize awarded by the American Epilepsy Society for lifetime achievement in epilepsy.
Mr Simon Thomson
Mr Simon Thomson FRCS is a neurosurgical consultant based in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust and an honorary clinical associate professor. He graduated from UMDS medical school in 1994, completed junior training jobs in Sussex and obtained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998.
Mr Thomson trained in Neurosurgery in Nottingham and Leeds. He was awarded the Norman Dott medal in 2003. He obtained CCST in July 2005.
As a consultant Mr Thomson has worked in Newcastle, Cambridge and Leeds. He subspecialises in oncology and spinal surgery.
Mr Thomson has been an active participant in training, acting as training programme director in Cambridge and jointly establishing the UK Neurosurgical Trainees Course. Mr Thomson has also led the electronic logbook project for Neurosurgery and is the neurosurgical clinical lead for the School of Neuroscience and e-brain project.
Dr Hannah Cock
Reader in Clinical Neurology, Honorary Consultant Neurologist. BSc MBBS FRCP MD
Hannah qualified at UCL, and completed post-graduate specialist clinical and research training in Neurology at the Royal Free and the National Hospital for Neurology in London.
Having established a successful experimental epilepsy laboratory group as a Welcome Advanced fellow at the Institute of Neurology, she moved with her research group to her current post at St Georges in 2003, where the epilepsy group has since flourished, including an active epilepsy surgery program and a regular adolescent transfer clinic, run jointly with paediatric and learning disability colleagues.
Following the birth of her son in 2006, who has complex needs including epilepsy, she is currently refocusing her research interests on clinical rather than laboratory projects, as well as being the neurology lead for undergraduate education.
Professor Thomas Berger
Thomas Berger is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Head of the Neuroimmunological and Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and Research Unit in the Clinical Department of Neurology at Innsbruck Medical University.
His main scientific interests regard immunopathogenetic heterogeneity of multiple sclerosis and the identification and characterisation of diagnostic/prognostic biological markers in multiple sclerosis.