Andrew John  Lees

Andrew John   Lees

Professor of Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and Emeritus Director, Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies, University College London, Institute of Neurology Born on Merseyside Andrew Lees qualified in medicine at the Royal London Hospital Medical College in 1970. His neurological training was at University College London Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. He also spent time at L’Hopital Salpetriere in Paris. At the age of thirty-two he was appointed to the consultant staff at the National Hospitals, The Middlesex, and Whittington Hospitals and in 1987 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He was later appointed Professor of Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and in 1998 became Director of the Reta Lila Weston Institute for Neurological Studies. He is Clinical Director of the Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders and Director of the Sara Koe PSP Research Centre. Professor Lees is a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and has close collaborations with a number of Brazilian universities. For his contributions to Brazilian neurology he was elected an overseas member of the Academia Nacional de Medicina and the Academia Brasileira de Neurologica. He has been elected as a Council member of the Academy of Medical Sciences 2012, and received a NIHR Senior Investigators Award in 2008. He has achieved international recognition for his work on Parkinson’s disease and abnormal movement disorders and was elected President of the Movement Disorder Society (2004-2006). He was co-editor in chief of the Movement Disorders Journal from 1995- 2003. In 2006, he was awarded the Movement Disorders Research Award by the American Academy of Neurology. In the last four years he has delivered the Gowers Memorial Lecture at the National Hospital, The inaugural Lord Brain Memorial Lecture at Barts and the Royal London Hospitals and David Marsden Memorial Lecture at the EFNS. He was the recipient of Stanley Fahn Lectureship Award, MDS Dublin 2012, and has been awarded the German Society of Neurology’s 2012 Dingebauer Prize for outstanding scientific attainment in the field of Parkinson's disease and Neurodegenerative Disorders. In December 2013 he delivered the 11th Ludvig Puusepp Memorial Lecture at the University of Tartu, Estonia. He is an original member of the Highly Cited Researchers ISI Databasewith an h-index of 100.

Affiliations and Expertise

University College London, UK