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 and the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. He is currently Head of the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences at UCL. 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 111 (Thomson, WoS), (134 Google Scholar, 117 Scopus) and he has 20 Citation Classics (>400 citations). He has been on the list of World’s Most Highly Cited (Clarivate) since 2017. He was Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neurology 2006-2019, and is on the editorial boards of several neurology and neuroscience journals.
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 and to Academia Europeae in 2023. He was appointed a Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health Research in 2012. He was appointed to the NHS Reconfiguration Board in 2019 and to the Board of Oxford University Hospitals in 2019.