Professor Kevin Talbot

Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

I am a medical doctor specialising in diseases of the nervous system (brain and nerves). I am also a neuroscientist, and my research is focussed on understanding the mechanisms and finding treatments for motor neuron diseases, like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

I obtained my medical degree from Imperial College in London and, after working as a junior doctor, came to Oxford in 1994 to undertake research with Professor Dame Kay Davies. I teach medical students about neurology, research students about neurodegenerative diseases and also supervise DPhil students.

I was delighted to become a Fellow by Special Election at Pembroke in 2020 and enjoy being part of a diverse community of scholars from all over the world.