Jean-Pierre Lin, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, UK.
Jean-Pierre Lin has been President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association from 2016-17, Chair of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Paediatric Neurology CSAC 2017-18 and is Chair of the BPNA Movement Disorders Clinical Research Network (MDCRN). He qualified in medicine in 1983 from Edinburgh University Medical School. After further training, including adult neurology and paediatrics, he obtained an Edinburgh University George Guthrie Research Fellowship from 1990-4 leading to a PhD within the Department of Physiology at Edinburgh University studying ‘Motor Assessments in Cerebral Palsy’ supervised by E Geoffrey Walsh, motor physiologist and J Keith Brown, paediatric neurologist receiving the 1994 American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Richmond Paine Cerebral Palsy Award. He left Scotland in 1994 to become a Senior Registrar in Paediatric Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children before proceeding to his current permanent post in 1996 as Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He has lead the Complex Motor Disorders Service at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital since 2003. Clinical and research interests focus on movement disorders in children, the phylogeny and ontogeny of vertebrate movement patterns, emerging motor control in the developing child and the impact of environmental influences on activity-dependent synaptic plasticity underpinning brain & motor development including peripheral and central interactions within the nervous system of infants, children and young people with severe motor disability with a view to improving functional independence, notably through neuromodulation techniques such a deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Jean-Pierre Lin recently edited a special edition of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology on Advances in Neuromodulation in Children: http://www.ejpn-journal.com/issue/S1090379816X00074.
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