Dr Alan Whone
Alan was Sam's Consultant and now Patron of AcquiredMinds.
Dr Alan Whone MB ChB FRCP PhD is Consultant Senior Lecturer in Movement Disorders Neurology at the University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK. Alan leads a programme of research in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders including acquired injuries of the basal ganglia at the Bristol Brain Centre, Southmead Hospital.
The research programme in Parkinson’s has two arms:
Addressing unmet symptom needs, “helping people with movement disorders live better today” and;
Addressing unmet disease modification needs, “giving people with movement disorders hope for the future”.
Studies to address unmet symptom needs include observational or clinical trial investigations of medicinal products or devices. Experiments to address unmet disease-modification needs are clinical trial and laboratory based.
Alan is delighted to be Patron of the AcquiredMinds charity having had the privilege of being Neurologist to Sam Lloyd during the weeks, months and years following his acquired brain injury. Sam is a remarkable young man who has made great strides in his own recovery and through AcquiredMinds is spearheading efforts to help others affected as he himself has been.