Professor David J Brooks MD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci
Head of the Centre for Neuroscience
Department of Medicine
Tel: +44 (0)20 3313 3172
Professor David J Brooks
David Brooks is Hartnett Professor of Neurology and Head of the Centre for Neuroscience in the Department of Medicine, Imperial College, London. His research involves the use of positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose and study the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases in life and to validate imaging biomarkers for therapeutic trials. To date, he has published over 350 reports in peer reviewed journals, including Nature. His research is supported by grants from the EU FP7 call, UK Medical Research Council, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, Parkinson’s UK, the Michael J Fox Foundation, and industry. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the EMBL Nordic Hub Aarhus University and is a member of the advisory boards of the German Dementia network and Austrian KLIF Science Fund. He has been a member of the Research Advisory Panels of the UK Parkinson’s Disease Society, the German Parkinson Networks, and Inserm. He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research (2002-2006), UK Medical Research Council Neuroscience and Mental Health Board (2004-2007), UK Huntington’s Disease Association, and was Chairman of the Scientific Issues Committee of the Movement Disorder Society (1998-2002) and a Director of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (1993-1997). He was Chairman of the Council of Management of the UK Parkinson’s Disease Society 1997-8.
He is Associate Editor of Brain and on the Editorial Boards of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Journal of Neural Transmission, Synapse, Molecular Imaging and Biology, Journal of Neurotherapeutics and Current Trends in Neurology. He was on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 1998-2004 and Movement Disorders 1994-1998.
In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science, UK. In 2002 he was invited to give the Stan Fahn Lecture at the International Congress of Movement Disorders, Miami, in 2003 the George Cotzias Lecture in Madrid, in 2004 the Charles E Wilson Lecture, the Psychobiology Institute, Jerusalem March 2004, in 2005 the Kuhl-Lassen lecture at the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Toronto, and in 2006 the Sprague lecture at UC Irvine.