I graduated with first class honours in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow in 1990 and was awarded a PhD from University of Glasgow in 1994 for a project entitled "Experimental seizure models and new antiepileptic drugs". I subsequently undertook an extended period of post-doctoral research at the Epilepsy Unit, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, studying the basic and clinical neuropharmacology of antiepileptic agents. I moved to a new academic position at the University of Liverpool in 2007.
Prizes or Honours
- Poster Prize (International League Against Epilepsy UK Branch, 2005)
- Young Scientific Investigator in Epilepsy (International League Against Epilepsy UK Branch, 2004)
- Best Contribution in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Commission for European Affairs, International League Against Epilepsy, 2000)
- Best Scientific Presentation (International League Against Epilepsy UK Branch, 1996)