FPN Welcomes Dr. David Bennett

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) welcomes Dr. David Bennett, MB, PhD, to the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), effective November 2023. The SAB advises both the Board of Directors and staff of the Foundation on matters related to science and technology relevant to peripheral neuropathy and its research.

About Dr. David Bennett

Dr. David Bennett, a distinguished figure in the field, holds the position of Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology at the University of Oxford. Additionally, he serves as a consultant neurologist at Oxford University Hospitals in the UK. His impressive credentials include being the head of the Division of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford and a senior research fellow of Green Templeton College.

Dr. Bennett’s research endeavors are centered around unraveling the pathogenesis of neural injury and neuropathic pain, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the clinical management of this debilitating condition. His approach spans a wide spectrum, from cell-based models to human psychophysics and clinical cohorts. Notably, he oversees a specialized neuropathic pain clinic based at Oxford University hospitals. His contributions extend beyond the clinic, as he has been instrumental in identifying novel clinical neuropathies and inherited pain channelopathies. Furthermore, Dr. Bennett leads major international and national consortia, including DOLORisk and PAINSTORM, which delve into the risk factors and determinants of neuropathic pain.

Recognitions have followed Dr. Bennett throughout his career. In 2016, he was honored with the PD Wall Medal by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Subsequently, in 2019, he assumed the role of an honorary Skou professor at Aarhus University. His exceptional contributions to pain research led to his appointment as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. David Bennett as he joins the FPN team, contributing his expertise to advance our understanding and treatment of peripheral neuropathy.

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