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CURRENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Dr Jaleel Miyan

President

Neuroscientist with a focus on the role of CSF and cerebral folate metabolism in development and how it goes wrong, as well as in neural control of health and how this is linked to neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Ian Pople

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar. Previously, Consultant Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgeon in Bristol UK, where he carried out research with Andrew Whitelaw on new endoscopic treatments for neonatal hydrocephalus (DRIFT study).

Will Singleton

Consultant paediatric neurosurgeon at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the University of Bristol, UK. Clinical interests in the care of children with hydrocephalus and spina bifida and paediatric functional neurosurgery for epilepsy and movement disorders. Research interests in translational neurosurgery, central nervous system drug delivery for hydrocephalus and brain tumours and the application of robotics to paediatric neurosurgery.

Dr Jo Glazier

Honorary Secretary

Research scientist whose focus is the regulation of placental transport in health and disease, with an interest too in the developmental function of the yolk sac and the programming of fetal neurodevelopmental disorders.

Professor John Pickard

Past President

Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery (Cambridge UK) whose research has focussed on advancing the care of patients with CSF disorders, acute brain injury and prolonged disorders of consciousness through functional brain imaging, studies of pathophysiology and new treatments together with related health economic and ethical aspects.

Professor Pat McAllister

Research scientist exploring the pathophysiology of pediatric hydrocephalus with a focus on experimental models, neuro-development, neuroimaging, surgical and pharmacological treatments.

Andy Wynd

Leads a professional charitable  organisation in Scotland supporting children, young people and adults with SB/H, including Strategic Leadership for the Clinical, Innovation and Research Team within the organisation.

Waheed Ashraf

Bioengineering Liaison 

Dr. Carolyn Harris is a Tenured Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her translational research in hydrocephalus is focused on understanding the reasons shunt treatments fail on a cellular and molecular level. Using her biomedical engineering and neuroscience background, she has developed several novel approaches to shunt design, and collaborates with many clinical and experimental collaborators in these efforts.

Dr Albert Isaacs

Neurosurgery resident with a clinical focus on pediatric neurosurgery and translational research, utilizing genomics, proteomics, proteogenomics and animal models to identify targetable pathways in the pathogenesis of hydrocephalus.

Dr Hannah Botfield

Executive Committee Member

Research scientist interested in understanding the pathology behind CSF dysfunction in disorders such as hydrocephalus and haemorrhagic stroke, with an emphasis on the role of inflammation, matrix biology and drug delivery.

Dr Takayuki Inagaki

Pediatric Neurosurgeon whose research interest is to find the cause of hydrocephalus and spina bifida. He is now trying to find the relation between MRI findings and clinical symptoms in mild tethered cord cases.

Talissa Gasser

As the SRHSB Webmaster, I am in charge of the website updates, maintenance and development. I am delighted to support the important work of this wonderful society.