Training: My pre-clinical studies were at Cambridge University, where my interest in neuroscience and research was stimulated by an intercalated year immersed in Physiology and Experimental Psychology with Prof Susan Iversen. My clinical neurology training began at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford where I was introduced to stroke by Prof Charles Warlow and later trained in neuropathology, neurochemistry and clinical trials as a Janssen Junior Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford with Prof Margaret Esiri and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, London with Prof David Bowen.
Research Areas: Since returning to Singapore, I have developed multi-disciplinary research programmes with extensive international collaborations. My major research and clinical interests are in neuroimaging, molecular biology and treatment of stroke and dementia. I am the Principal Investigator for several studies (ESPRIT-Cog, VITATOPS-Cog, CHIMES, NEURITES, ATHENE and SINGER) as well as a member of trial steering committees and data safety monitoring boards.
Professional: Currently I am President of the Asian Society Against Dementia, Secretary-Treasurer of the Asian & Oceanian Association of Neurology, co-chair of the World Stroke Organisation Finance Committee and past-chair of the International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders.
Publications: I have published over 380 peer-reviewed papers with an h-index of 61, I am an editor of “Warlow's Stroke: Practical Management” and serve as Section Editor for the journal “Stroke” on Brain Health.
In Private: I am very fortunate to have a wife and 3 children who have put up with an academic neurologist’s life balancing the needs of patients, research, students….and occasionally family. On the other hand, they also realise that the alternative would be me boring them to tears about wines, architecture, science and music or worse yet, long walks without maps.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.
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