Meet the team

Professor Simon Shorvon

Clinical Lead

Simon Shorvon is Professor of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL), Consultant Neurologist National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square, London) and also Clinical Sub-Dean, Institute of Neurology, University College London.


He specialises in epilepsy and has been a member of the ILAE Executive Committee for 17 years. He is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of EPILEPSIA. He is the recipient of the 2008 European Epileptology Award and the 2010 Lennox Prize awarded by the American Epilepsy Society for lifetime achievement in epilepsy.

Mr Simon Thomson

Clinical lead

Mr Simon Thomson FRCS is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust and an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Leeds University.


 He subspecialises in Oncology and Spinal Surgery and is a member of the Neurosurgical Specialist advisory committee in Neurosurgery.

Professor Hannah Cock

Clinical lead and EAN representative

Professor in Clinical Neurology, Honorary Consultant Neurologist at St Georges Hospital, London. BSc MBBS FRCP MD


She specialises in epilepsy and chairs the education committee of the Europaen Academy of Neurology.



Dr Vitalie Lisnic

Clinical lead and EAN representative

Dr Vitalie Lisnic is a Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu", Chisinau and consultant at the Department of Peripheral Nerve Diseases of the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.


He is responsible for post graduate training in Neurology.  His main research interest is neuropathies. 


Dr Lisnic is the President of the Moldovan Neurological Association and a member of the Education Committee of the European Academy of Neurology.

Dr Martin Stienen

Clinical lead and Trainee representative

Dr Stienen was trained in Neurosurgery at the Kantonsspital St.Gallen, the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève and the UniversitätsSpital Zürich in Switzerland. 


His main clinical and scientific interests are neurovascular surgery, spine surgery and resident training.


He is active member of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and the EANS Young Neurosurgeons, the Swiss Young Neurosurgeons (SYNS), the AOSpine, and the Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH).

Elinor Pritchard

Senior administrator

Elinor is responsible for managing the ebrain office, resetting passwords and organising the team

Jo Pugh

Content editor

Jo is responsible for managing all the ebrain content including author liason, updating and peer review.

Danielle Green

Technical lead

Danielle is responsible for the design and development of the eBrain eLearning sessions, administering the Moodle VLE, updating the eBrain and JNC websites and providing any other technical expertise as required

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