Module editors

The ebrain Module Editors are subject-matter experts who ensure that the information contained within each ebrain session is correct, up to date, and matched to the Learning Objectives. They examine the strengths and weaknesses in terms of accuracy, relevance, and effectiveness of content. Our Module Editors also help with finding new/replacement authors and identifying possible Peer Reviewers.

Functional Neuroanatomy

Mr Pragnesh Bhatt

Consultant Neurosurgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He takes a multidisciplinary team approach to degenerative spinal conditions.

Surgical Principles and Techniques

Mr Ravindra Nannapaneni

Senior Neurosurgeon in Cardiff. Having trained in General Surgery in India, he undertook his neurosurgical training in Newcastle/Middlesbrough. Over the last 18 years he has helped establish multiple services in Cardiff including neuronavigation, disc arthroplasty, endoscopic skull base surgery and complex spinal neurosurgery. He has extensive experience in teaching both nationally and internationally.

Core Radiology

Dr Marcus Bradley

Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiologist and Clinical Lead for Imaging at North Bristol NHS Trust. He has extensive experience of cross-sectional neuroimaging with CT, MRI and nuclear medicine, and of endovascular treatment of neurovascular disease. His clinical interests include neuro-oncology, gamma-knife, aneurysms, stroke, and dementia. He also has interests in digital technology and artificial intelligence.

Dr Fraser Merchant

Neuroradiology trainee currently working in Bristol, and has a keen interest in medical education, particularly with respect to neuroradiology having undertaken an iBSc in Neuroscience at UCL. He frequently delivers lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate audiences.

Dr William Brown

Neuroradiology trainee currently based in Bristol, and has a keen interest in teaching, having completed a post-graduate certificate in Medical Education at the University of Bristol. His current work includes co-authoring the 'non-vascular procedures' chapter of the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Neuro-intervention.

Headache and Pain

Dr Andrew Dowson

Clinical Lead for the East Kent Headache Service and has clinics both at the Princess Royal University Hospital and in the Community in Bromley Kent as well as a private headache clinic in Guildford, Surrey.

Dr Rachel Kilner

Clinical and Care Professional Lead for Children and Young People and GP at Herne Hill Road Medical Practice.

lschaemic Vascular Disease

Dr Simon Fandler-Höfler

Consultant Neurologist at the University Hospital of the Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Dr Amit Mistri

Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Deputy Clinical Director of Emergency & Specialty Medicine, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester.

Haemorrhagic Vascular Disease

Mr Mario Teo

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, North Bristol University Hospital,

Head Injury

Mr Kevin Tsang

Consultant neurosurgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Major Trauma Surgeon at the Major Trauma Centre of St Mary's Hospital and also as a General Neurosurgeon at Charing Cross Hospital.

Transient Loss of Consciousness and Epilepsy

Dr Antonio Gil-Nagel

Director of the Epilepsy Program at Hospital Ruber Internacional, in Madrid, an international referral centre for epilepsy, specialized in diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy in adults and children.

Dr Laura Mantoan

Adult epileptologist at King’s College Hospital.

Dr Eva Theochari

Adult Epilepsy Consultant at King's College Hospital.

Neurological Infections

Amy Ross Russell

Neurology trainee in Southampton, UK, and podcast editor for Practical Neurology (BMJ). Amy trained in Medicine at the University of Oxford, subsequently working in Gloucestershire, Eastern Cape, RSA, and London, UK, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, before starting neurology specialist training.

Neuro-inflammatory Diseases

Dr Declan Chard

Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, with a specialist interest in multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.

Dr Carmen Tur

Neurologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Queen Square MS Centre, Department of Neuroinflammation, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London.


Alexander Foulkes

Consultant Neurologist running a cognitive disorders clinic at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and general neurology clinic at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as general neurology clinics at Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital.

Catherine Pennington

Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The University of Edinburgh.

Movement Disorders

Professor Kailash Bhatia

Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Clinical and Movement Neuroscience Department at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the affiliated National Hospital for Neurology.

Dr Anna Sadnicka

Trainee Neurologist at St George’s University of London with an interest in neural control of movement and how this is disturbed in movement disorders.

Coma and Sleep

Dr Guy Leschziner

Consultant neurologist within the Department of Neurology and Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, and at London Bridge Hospital, the Cromwell Hospital.


Zhaleh Khaleeli

Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology, UCLH where she runs specialist clinics in both MS and Neuro-ophthalmology. At Watford General Hospital she sees general neurology patients in clinic and on the wards.


Dr Diego Kaski

Consultant Neurologist at the University College London Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Diseases of the Autonomic Nervous System

Dr Amir Puyan Divanbeighi Zand

Clinician and researcher at Oxford University Hospitals with an interest in novel devices for autonomic neuromodulation.

Spinal Trauma

Mr Simon Tizzard

Spine Surgeon of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough.

Spinal Tumours

Mr Nikolay Peev

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital regional Neuroscience unit in Belfast trust.

Elective Spinal Disease

Mr Navneet Singh

Consultant neurosurgeon at St George’s NHS Foundation Trust and has clinical interests in neuro-oncology and paediatric neurosurgery as well as general neurosurgery including spine and trauma.

Tumours and Cysts

Professor Sebastian Brandner

Professor of Neuropathology at the Division of Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, University College London and Honorary Consultant Neuropathologist at University College London Hospitals.

Mr Andy Brodbelt

Consultant neurosurgeon and the lead for neurooncology at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation trust, and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Liverpool University.

Professor Riccardo Soffietti

Professor of Neurology and Neuro-Oncology at University of Turin, Italy.

Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathologies

Mr Greg James

Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Neuro-rehabilitation and Spinal Injury Rehabilitation

Professor Steven Laureys

Professor of Neurology & Director at Coma Science Group, University of Liège, Belgium.

Dr Fahim Anwar

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.


Dr Alasdair Rooney

Consultant neuropsychiatrist, NHS Lothian and Principal Investigator, CCBS, University of Edinburgh.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Helmstaedter

Psychologist and professor for clinical neuropsychology at the University of Bonn Medical Center, Germany. Head neuropsychologist in the Department of Epileptology and the Mauritius Neurorehabilitation Center in Meerbusch, Germany.

Dr Juri-Alexander Witt

Clinical neuropsychologist and researcher in the Department of Epileptology at the University of Bonn Medical Center.


Dr Daniela Pohl

Paediatric neurologist and associate professor of paediatric neurology at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.