Professor Michael Hanna

Consultant and Professor of Clinical Neurology

Professor Michael Hanna is a Professor in Clinical Neurology & Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology overseeing an annual budget of £60m and a research staff of over 600. He is Director of the MRC Centre for translational research in neuromuscular disease which was established in 2008 with a £3.4m grant from the MRC, and recently led a successful renewal bid from 2013-2018 for £3m. He leads an active research programme and has published 200+ peer reviewed original research papers including New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet. He raised over £6m external research funding in the last four years in genetic and clinical research including in neurological channelopathies and in Mitochondrial Disease. 

From a clinical perspective Professor Hanna has been committed to developing better services for patients and successfully lead a major fundraising initiative delivering a £2m state of the art neuromuscular clinical and trials Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases at Queen Square; which is the hub of all neuromuscular patients service and clinical trials activity. He recently lead an initiative to develop a Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre at Queen Square opening in late 2013 to provide more responsive services to patients and reduce avoidable unplanned admissions. He runs two nationally commissioned services funded directly by the Department of Health for £1.5m pa for Mitochondrial Disease and for neurological channelopathies.