Professor Anthony Schapira

Job title

Non executive director

Biography

Anthony Schapira was appointed a consultant neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 1988, and was appointed to the University Chair of Clinical Neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Neurology in 1990. He is vice dean of University College London Medical School and director of the Royal Free campus.

His research interests focus on neurodegenerative disease, with special emphasis on Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He is one of the principal investigators on the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome Trust programme for neurodegenerative diseases (£5.9 million) and is the principal investigator of a MRC centre of excellence in neurodegeneration (COEN) award.

During his career he has won various awards for his research and was elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999. He was appointed to the board of the Ministry of Justice, Office of the Public Guardian, in 2012.

Anthony chairs the trust’s clinical performance committee and was appointed as a non-executive director of the trust in December 2009.