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Dr Declan Chard
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  • Principal Clinical Research Associate
  • Neuroinflammation
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I was an undergraduate at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, undertook my PhD research at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and specialist training in neurology in London. I am an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, with a specialist interest in multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research focus is on MS, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to better understand the evolution of pathology in life, and how this translates into neurological and cognitive impairments. I undertake this with a view to expediting the development of effective treatments, particularly for progressive MS, and providing people with MS with more robust and individualised prognostic information that can inform treatment choices. I am pursuing three main themes:

1. The evolution and clinical consequences of grey matter and superficial white matter pathology;
2. The development of novel MRI biomarkers for use in clinical studies and treatment trials;
3. Identification of MRI prognostic markers in MS.

Teaching Summary

I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, and have supervised or co-supervised BSc, MSc, PhD and MD students’ research. I am the Lead for Electives and a Student Support Tutor at UCL Medical School.

Academic Background
2008   Doctor of Philosophy University of London
1998   Member of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians
1994   Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St.. Thomas's Hospitals
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