David Holder MA, MA, PhD, F InstP, FRCP

Professor of Biophysics and Clinical Neurophysiology

Hon. Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology

University College London & UCL Hospitals

Address

DSH

Room 2.07

Dept. Medical Physics and Bioengineering
Malet Place Engineering Building
University College London
Gower Street
LONDON
WC1E 6BT

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2.07
+44 (0)20 7679 0225
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+44 (0)20 7679 0255
d.holder at ucl.ac.uk

Biography and interests

I have had a joint training in Clinical Medicine and Biophysics. As a young doctor, I became interested in developing a new method which could image fast electrical activity in the brain. During a Master’s degree at Berkeley, I came up with a practical possible way to realize this – the then new method of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). With an MRC training and then Royal Society University Research Fellowship held at University College London, I have built up an interdisciplinary research group which has pioneered the application of EIT for imaging brain function (research details).

On the clinical side, I have been Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at UCH since 1997 where I undertake EEG reporting, nerve conduction studies and EMG (electromyography). I have an interest in the development of new methods for diagnosis, such as vibration studies for RSI (repetitive strain injury), ambulatory nerve conduction studies for functional nerve entrapments which cause pain on exercise, and using machine learning methods for automated analysis of the EEG.

In the copious time remaining, I like to jog and cycle to work. In younger days, I was an avid nature photographer and played double bass and jazz alto sax in Slam Holder and the Rhythm Aces.

Education

1975
BA Med Sci, Physiology/Biophysics Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
1978 MBBS Clinical Medicine
University College Hospital, London
1984
MA
Biophysics
University of California Berkeley
1991
PhD
Physiology
University College London