MSA Trust

Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)

The MSA Trust is the main UK funder of research into multiple system atrophy. It is therefore critically important to ensure we are funding the best research and making the best use of the donations and other funding we receive. To this end, we have revised our award process to make sure it is compliant with the criteria for research standards of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).

As part of this process, we have set up an independent Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). The membership of the SAP includes experts in clinical and research aspects of MSA, and people whose lives have been affected by MSA.

The SAP members meet for the following tasks:

  • Review research grant applications. This is done with the aid of peer review by national and international experts in MSA, who comment on the relative merits of our grant applications. The SAP is then able to make a final decision based on the peer review scores and further discussion of the grant applications.
  • Advise on key topics related to research relevant to people with MSA.

John Telford

John Telford is a lay member of the Scientific Advisory Panel. His late wife had...

Doctor Louise Wiblin

Louise Wiblin is a consultant appointed in 2019 in James Cook Hospital in the North...

Nicola Blake

Nicola Blake is the Co-Founder of The Manx MSA Trust which was created in 2015,...

Professor Marios Hajidvassiliou

Professor M Hadjivassiliou is a full time NHS Consultant Neurologist at the Academic Department of...

Professor John Hardy

Professor John Hardy is a human geneticist and molecular biologist and is Chair of Molecular...

Professor Clare Fowler

Clare is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, where...

Dr Christopher Kobylecki (SAP Chair)

Christopher Kobylecki is a Consultant Neurologist at Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Salford Royal NHS...

Professor Janice Holton

Janice Holton was Professor in Neuropathology at the UCL Institute of Neurology specialising in neurodegenerative...