In his own words
James said: “Research is my passion. I am thrilled to be joining Epilepsy Research UK at a pivotal time in the charity’s development.
“I look forward to working with researchers, clinicians and people living with epilepsy to set out our bold research strategy to make sure we deliver research that improves lives. In the first few months I will be getting out and about as much as I can, and I can’t wait to meet everyone and discuss ideas for moving research into epilepsy forward.”
A warm welcome from the ERUK Chair of Trustees & CEO
Professor Matthew Walker said: “It is an incredibly exciting time in neuroscience. There are many emerging tools and technologies which can be applied to study the brain, and new ideas about types of treatments and therapies. I’m delighted James is joining Epilepsy Research UK to drive forward our research and make sure people with epilepsy don’t miss out on the research breakthroughs of the future.”
ERUK Chief Executive, Maxine Smeaton says, “With James’ leadership, expertise and proven track record in forging vital partnerships, ERUK are in a better position than ever to drive investment in research and develop our programme of life changing, life saving research into epilepsy.”