Prof. John Paul Leach
In 2016 JP was appointed as Head of Undergraduate Medicine at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine.
After qualifying in medicine from Glasgow, he had several training posts in his native city, culminating in his MD thesis in 1997 on the pharmacology and mechanisms of action of the new antiepileptic drugs. He had a six-year spell in Liverpool’s Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery training in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.
In 2002 he took up a post as a consultant neurologist covering epilepsy services in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow. His clinical workload covers clinics dealing with established and newly diagnosed epilepsy as well as patients presenting with a first seizure.
JP has written one textbook and several book chapters including being lead author for Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. He is past-President of the UK Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy and until 2019 was an elected Council member for the Association of British Neurologists.