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What is ACNR?

Advances in clinical neuroscience & rehabilitation (Print)           ISSN 1473-9348
Advances in clinical neuroscience & rehabilitation (Online)        ISSN 2397-267X

Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation (ACNR) is a UK-based, international, peer reviewed journal which aims to keep busy practicing specialists up-to-date with the latest advances in their fields, including areas of neurology and neuroscience outside their main area of sub-specialty interest. It is one of the best read publications in the neurology field in the UK, popular and highly respected.

The major content of ACNR is short reviews commissioned independently from leading UK and international experts with a focus on emerging knowledge about clinical neuroscience, neurology, rehabilitation and therapeutics.

The journal is published quarterly by Rachael Hansford of Whitehouse Publishing. The print version is distributed to 4,200 readers, including ALL of the UK’s Consultant Neurologists, plus Consultant Rehabilitation Specialists, Trainees and Allied Health professionals in the UK.

We are able to provide ACNR free-of-charge thanks to the support of advertisers. However, the editorial remains completely independent.

There are no charges for authors who contribute to ACNR.

In order to keep ACNR Open Access, we may infrequently send subscribers news from our sponsors which is relevant to the field of neurology. While we really hope you’ll stay and enjoy all of our free content, if you want to opt out of receiving our emails simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails and we won’t send you any more.

Who is on the Team?


Michael Zandi MA, MB, BChir, PhD, MRCP
is Co-Editor of ACNR, a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Department of Molecular Neuroscience, where he works on autoimmune encephalitis, and Consultant Neurologist at the Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Todd Hardy, BSc (Hons 1), PhD, MBBS, FRACP is Co-Editor of ACNR and is a Staff Specialist Neurologist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology at the University of Sydney, and Co-Director of the MS Clinic at the Brain and Mind Centre. His main interests are multiple sclerosis and other immune-mediated central nervous system disorders.

Roger Barker MRCP, PhD, F.Med.Sci. is Consulting and Founding Editor of ACNR, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, Cambridge, UK. His main area of research is into neurodegenerative and movement disorders, in particular Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Andrew Bateman PhD, MRCP is ACNR’s Rehabilitation Editor. He is Clinical Lead for NeuroRehab in Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and Affiliated Lecturer in Dept of Psychiatry at University of Cambridge. Since 2002 he has been Head of Department at the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, where alongside clinical work he has led research & educational activity.

Alasdair Coles PhD is Consulting Editor of ACNR. He is a Professor of Neuroimmunology at Cambridge University. He works on experimental immunological therapies in multiple sclerosis.

Rhys Davies MA, BMBCh, PhD, MRCP is the Editor of our Book Review Section. He is a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool and at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, North Wales. He has a clinical and research interest in cognitive neurology.

Imran Noorani MA, MBBChir, MRCS is Neurosurgical Conference Editor. He is an Academic Neurosurgery Foundation Trainee in Southampton General Hospital having trained in Cambridge. His academic interest is oculomotor neurophysiology, specifically models of saccadic decision and their potential application to neurological disorders.

David B. Vodušek MD, PhD, Ljubljana, Slovenia is the ACNR’s EAN link specialist.  He is Chair of the EAN Liaison Committee and member of the EAN Board. He is Professor of Neurology at the Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana and Medical Director of Division of Neurology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has broad interests in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. His main work is in uroneurophysiology and uroneurology.

Valerie Voon, MD, PhD, is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow in Clinical Neurosciences and an Honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at the University of Cambridge. She subspecialises in neuropsychiatric aspects of movement disorders. She is on the Board of Directors of the British Neuropsychiatric Association and the Chair of the Research Committee for the American Neuropsychiatric Association.

David Werring FRCP, PhD, FESO is ACNR’s Stroke Editor. He is Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at University College Hospital and The National Hospital, Queen Square, London.

Alastair Wilkins PhD is our Case Report Co-ordinator. He is Reader in Neurology, University of Bristol and Consultant Neurologist at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. His research interests are the basic science of axon degeneration and developing treatments for progressive multiple sclerosis.

Peter Whitfield BM (Distinction in Clin Med), PhD, FRCS Eng., FRCS, SN, FHEA is ACNR’s Neurosurgery Editor. He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the South West Neurosurgery Centre, Plymouth. His clinical interests are wide including neurovascular conditions, head injury, stereotactic radiosurgery, image guided tumour surgery and lumbar microdiscectomy. He is an examiner for the MRCS and is a member of the SAC in neurosurgery.

Angelika Zarkali MBBS (Hons), MRCP, is the Editor of our Conference News section. She is a Specialist Registrar in Neurology in Kent Surrey and Sussex Deanery and has an interest in neurodegeneration and cognitive disorders.