New faces in the Clinic

headshots of new staff

July 2020: Meet the new staff that have joined the Clinic team over the last few months. 

Angus Grossart

Senior Clinical Research Software Developer

Angus has joined the Clinic to create software to improve patient engagement, patient care and data quality for research. Angus has 30 years software development experience which spans healthcare, mobile communications and computer networking sectors. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Angus was clinical computing lead, developing software in Medical Physics at NHS Lothian.

Owen James

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Owen has joined the Clinic team as a post-doctoral researcher using state-of-the-art techniques to undertake research into human myelin development. (Myelin is the protective coating around nerves that is attacked by multiple sclerosis.) Owen has recently completed, his PhD on the development of a human stem-cell based model of myelination at the University of Edinburgh and prior to that, also at Edinburgh, achieved an MSc by Research in Neuroscience. Before studying in Scotland, Owen graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences.

Hatice Kurudzhu

Rowling Clinical Fellow

As a clinical fellow Hatice will experience and undertake clinical neurological research alongside using her training as a doctor. She also is a part of National Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Research and Surveillance Unit clinical team during her fellowship. Hatice received her medical degree and training in neurology from Istanbul University. Prior to joining the Clinic, she was a research fellow at the UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh.  

Amy Stenson

Trial Management Administrator

Amy's role at the Clinic involves supporting the running and maintenance of clinical trials aimed at improving the lives of people living with MS.  Before joining the Clinic, Amy was a Research Associate in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Prior to that Amy completed a BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Stirling University and an MSc Clinical Exercise Science at Portsmouth University before working as a community physiotherapist. 


Michael Wong

Rowling Non-Clinical Fellow

Michael’s role involves data processing for research studies conducted in the Clinic as well as supporting study-related participant visits. He is interested in research that focuses on the understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as MND and Parkinson’s.  Michael completed his BSc in Medical Sciences and MSc in Human Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh before joining the team.  His master’s degree project focused on human neuromuscular junctions and associated conditions including MND.


This article was published on: Monday, July 06, 2020