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Head of Department & Heads of Sections

Head of Department: Professor Kevin Talbot
Head of the Centre for the Prevention of Stroke & Dementia: Professor Peter Rothwell
Head of the Division of Clinical Neurology: Professor David Bennett
Acting Director of the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit: Professor Peter Magill
Head of the Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics: Professor Andrew Farmery
Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: Professor Russell Foster
Director of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging: Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg

PA to Kevin Talbot: Helen Johnson 
PA to Russell Foster: Toria Summers ext 34637

NDCN professional services Team

The Department is supported by a central professional services team based on Level 6 of the West Wing. 

Head of Administration and Finance: Scott Thomson ext 34782

Committees and working groups

Our committees and working groups play key roles in the Department’s governance. Service on these groups is not only an important component of individual professional development, but also a mechanism for members of the Department to share unique perspectives and expertise on a broad range of issues.

NDCN is a large, diverse department, and these groups help amplify the voices of all members of our community. Senior leadership value and rely on reporting from committees and working groups as one mechanism to ensure a wide range of views are considered, and that high level decision making is inclusive, reflecting the needs of all.

Committee/Working Group (with PDF Terms of Reference) Chair
Senior Management Group Kevin Talbot
Strategy Group Kevin Talbot
Finance Committee (PDF) George Tofaris
People and Culture Committee (PDF) Ben Seymour and Charlotte Stagg
Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (PDF) Ben Seymour and Charlotte Stagg
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (PDF) Karla Miller
Research Culture Working Group (PDF) Stephen Smith
Clinical Neurosciences Society (PDF) Chrystalina Antoniades
Health and Safety Committee (PDF) Kevin Talbot
Graduate Studies Committee (PDF) Chrystalina Antoniades
Engagement and Impact Committee (PDF) Holly Bridge
Green Impact Team (Join Microsoft Team with code d2ay5jp) Niki Andrew
Open Data and Information Governance Working Group Lynn Ossher

NDCN MAIN Committee/Working group Structure


Graphic showing committee structure. If you require an accessible version, contact