Connecting European Neuroscience

John Rothwell

Ordinary member, Programme Committee FENS Forum 2016

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and academic career

Current Post

2001–present     Professor of Human Neurophysiology, Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London (UCL). Non-clinical.

Previous Posts

2006-2009

2002-2006

1998-2001

1988-1998

1983-1988

Head, Institute of Movement Neuroscience, UCL

Head of Sobell Department, Institute of Neurology, UCL

Acting Director, MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit, UCL

Senior Scientist, MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit, UCL

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry

1979-1983

MRC postdoctoral student, Institute of Psychiatry

 

 

Education Qualifications

BA, MA, University of Cambridge (1976)

PhD, University of London, (1980)

 

Honours and awards

2014

Adrian Lecture, Royal Society of Medicine, UK

2011

Honorary Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia

2011

G Caruso Prize, Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology

2007

Honorary Member, Italian Movement Disorders Society

2004

Fellowship, Academy of Medical Sciences,UK

2000

Honorary Member, German EEG Society

2000

Visiting Professor, University of Kyoto, Japan

1993

Visiting Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia

1993

Visiting Professor, University of Kyoto, Japan

 

General administrative and organisational experience

Professional Societies

 

International Society for Motor Control

(President 2010-2015)

2000-present

International Brainstem Society

(President 2007-2010)           

2007-2014

Movement Disorders Society

(International Exec Committee 2004-2010)

2004-present

Institute of Complex Medical Engineering (ICMD)

(Councillor 2006- present) 

2006-present

Physiological Society (member)

1980-present

Society for Neuroscience (member)

1990-present

British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (member)

2002-present

 

 

Advisory Bodies

 

Wellcome Trust Neuroscience Panel  (Vice Chair)    

2002-2005

MRC Neuroscience advisory panel               

1996-2003

International Advisory Panel, Istituto di Technologie Avanzate Biomediche, Chieti, Italy

2000-

Parkinson’s disease society medical advisory panel

1996-2002

Foresight Panel for Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs

2004

External Advisory Board, Institute of Neuroscience,

University of Nottingham                                           

2009

 

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Brain and Cognition                                            

2009-2010

External Advisory Panel, Functional Neurosciences and Imaging Theme of Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

2013

Scientific Advisory Board, CLRN, Lyon, France

2013-

 

 

Editorial Responsibilities

 

Editor-in-Chief, Experimental Brain Research

2005-

Deputy Editor, Brain Stimulation

2007-

Neurophysiology Editor, Movement Disorders

2014-

Editorial Board, Journal of Neurophysiology

2003-2008

Editorial Board, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair

2007-

Editorial Board, Journal of Physiology

1995-2001

Deputy Editor, Brain 

1998-2004

Co-Editor, Clinical Neurophysiology

1992-2004

Receiving Editor, Neuroscience Research

2000-2006

 

Research interests

Neurophysiology of human motor control and its disorders in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor, Tourette syndrome and stroke.

 

Selected Publications (recent)

  • CASULA, E.P., TARANTINO, V., BASSO, D., ARCARA, G., MARINO, G., TOFFOLO, G.M., ROTHWELL, J.C. & BISIACHI, P.S. (2014). Low-frequency rTMS inhibitory effects in the primary motor cortex: insights from TMS-evoked potentials. NeuroImage 98, 225-232.
  • ROSENKRANZ, K., SIEBEL, J., KACAR, A. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2014). Sensorimotor deprivation induces interdependent changes in excitability and plasticity of human hand motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 34, 7375-7382.
  • GALEA, J.M., RUGE, D., BUIJINK, A., BESTMANN, S. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2013). Punishment-induced behavioural and neurophysiological variability reveals dopamine dependent selection of kinematic movement parameters. Journal of Neuroscience 33, 3981-3988.
  • HAMADA, M., MURASE, N., HASAN, A., BALARATNAM, M. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2013). The role of interneuron networks in driving human motor cortical plasticity. Cerebral Cortex 23: 1593-1605.
  • GALEA, J.M., BESTMANN, S., BEIGI, M., JAHANSHAHI, M. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2012). Action reprogramming in Parkinson's disease: response to prediction error is modulated by levels of dopamine. Journal of Neuroscience 32, 542-50.
  • HAMADA, M., STRIGARO, G., MURASE, N., SADNICKA, A., GALEA, J.M., EDWARDS, M.J. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2012). Cerebellar modulation of human associative plasticity. Journal of Physiology 590, 2365–2374.
  • TEO, J.H.T., SWAYNE, O.B.C., CHEERAN, B., GREENWOOD, R.G. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2011). Human theta burst stimulation enhances subsequent motor learning and increases performance variability. Cerebral Cortex 21, 1627-1638.
  • STAGG, C.J., BESTMANN, S., CONSTANTINESCU, A.O., MORENO, L., ALLMAN, C., MEKLE, R., WOOLRICH, M., NEAR, J., JOHANSSEN-BERG, H. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2011). Relationship between physiological measures of excitability and levels of glutamate and GABA in the cerebral motor cortex. Journal of Physiology 589, 5845-55
  • RUGE, D., CIF. L., LIMOUSIN, P., GONZALEZ, V., VASQUES, X., HARIZ, M.I., COUBES, P. & ROTHWELL, J.C. (2011). Shaping reversibility? Long-term deep brain stimulation in dystonia: the relationship between effects on electrophysiology and clinical symptoms. Brain 134, 2106-2115.
  • HUANG, Y-Z., ROTHWELL, J.C., LU, C-S., CHUANG, W-L. & CHEN, R.S. (2011). Abnormal bidirectional plasticity-like effects in Parkinson’s disease. Brain 134, 2312-2320.

 

John Rothwell

Institution, department: Sobell Department, UCL Institute of Neurology
Queen Square, London, WC1n 3BG, UK
E-mail:j.rothwell@ucl.ac.uk

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