UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


New Institute Director

14 December 2011

Professor Michael Hanna has been appointed as the new Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology and will commence his appointment in January 2012.

Michael qualified in Biochemistry and then Medicine in 1988 at Manchester University and undertook postgraduate training in Newcastle, Oxford and Queen Square. He was appointed Consultant Neurologist at the Middlesex Hospital and the National Hospital, Queen Square, in 1999, and was promoted to Professor in 2006. For the past four years he has been Director of the UCL-Newcastle MRC Centre for Translational Research in Neuromuscular Diseases, and also the Divisional Clinical Director of the National Hospital.

Mike commented:“It has been an enormous privilege to be Director of the National Hospital, supporting outstanding colleagues to deliver excellent patient outcomes. I am now looking forward to supporting my academic colleagues who drive the research success of the Institute. It is an exciting time to build on the enduring core mission of the Institute, which is to undertake world class discovery research, education and training. 

Over the next five years, the Institute, as part of UCL, will continue to work closely with the Hospital and UCLH Trust to apply discovery science in experimental medicine settings in order to find treatments for devastating neurological diseases.”