The MND Association's peer review of biomedical research grant applications is carried out by the Biomedical Research Advisory Panel (BRAP). The members of this panel are neuroscientists and clinical neurologists with particular expertise in MND research. BRAP members are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the MND Association on the recommendation of the Director of Research Development. The BRAP also includes up to two members of our Board of Trustees.

Please also read our Biomedical Research Governance Overview.

Current BRAP Members

  • Dr Lucie Bruijn (Chair) | Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited
  • Dr Johnathan Cooper-Knock | Department of Neuroscience, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience
  • Prof Philippe Corcia | CHU Bretonneau, ALS Centre, Tours, France
  • Prof Sandrine Da Cruz| Department of Neurosciences, IVIB-KU Leuven Centre for Brain and Disease Research, Belgium
  • Dr Fiona Menzies | Eli Lilly & Company, Surrey
  • Prof Rickie Patani | Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, The Crick Institute (UCL)
  • Dr Sean Sweeney | Department of Biology, University of York
  • Dr Alex Thompson | Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr Caroline Vance | Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London


MND Association Trustees: To Be Confirmed.