Professor Simon Shorvon

Professor in Clinical Neurology & Consultant Neurologist

Summary Biography

Personal details
Born London, June 17 1948.

BA (Cantab) 1970, BCHIR (Cantab) 1973, MB (Cantab) 1974, MA (Cantab) 1974, MRCP (UK) 1975, MD (Cantab) 1983, FRCP (UK) 1990.

Medical education:
Trinity College, Cambridge University and St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London University.

Hospital/University posts:
Junior medical posts at St Thomas Hospital, the Manchester Royal Infirmary, the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, St Steven's Hospital in Chelsea, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Queen Square and Maida Vale, Kings College Hospital in London and the University of Virginia USA.

Since 1983, Consultant Neurologist at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London.

Personal Chair in Neurology in 1995 and Established UCL Chair in Clinical Neurology and Chairmanship of University Department of Clinical Neurology in 1998;

Clinical Subdean since 2004.

Personal interests:
Longstanding support of human rights and free speech, and membership of Amnesty International and Index On Censorship. Support of libel reform campaign and charities for neurological disease, epilepsy, head injured and disabled children. Past election to Board of Governors of two British epilepsy charities, the National Society for Epilepsy and the British Epilepsy Association (Epilepsy Action).

Support of Pissarro archive at the Ashmolean Museum, and research into history of the Eragny Press, the printing press of Lucien Pissarro.

Twentieth Century European Classical Music, especially chamber music and opera (see Private Passions 12 Aug 2000)