The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is delighted to announce that David Bennett, MB, PhD, has joined the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), effective November 2023. The SAB advises both the Board of Directors and staff of the Foundation in areas of science and technology relevant to peripheral neuropathy and its research.
About Dr. Bennett
Dr. David Bennett is Professor of neurology and neurobiology at the University of Oxford and consultant neurologist at Oxford University Hospitals in the UK. He is head of the Division of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford and a senior research fellow of Green Templeton College. His research focus is to understand the pathogenesis of neural injury and neuropathic pain and ultimately improve the clinical management of this debilitating condition.
He takes a translational approach ranging from cell based models to human psychophysics and clinical cohorts. He administers a specialist neuropathic pain clinic based at Oxford University hospitals. He has led the identification of novel clinical neuropathies and inherited pain channelopathies. He leads major international and national consortia including DOLORisk and PAINSTORM investigating risk factors and determinants of neuropathic pain.
Dr. Bennett received the PD Wall medal from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2016, and became an honorary Skou professor of Aarhus University in 2019. He was appointed to Fellowship if the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020 for excellence in pain research.