Professor Dame Pamela Shaw

Professor Dame Pamela Shaw DBE MBBS MD FRCP FMedSci FAAN FANA FAAAS

Professor Shaw is a Consultant Neurologist and the Sheffield MND Care Centre Director

Consultant Neurologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Professor of Neurology, University of Sheffield
Director, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)
Director, Sheffield MND Care and Research Centre

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Contact details

Clinical Secretary: Kathryn Hope

+44 114 226 1049

Department of Neuroscience
The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)
385a Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HQ

Research interests

Professor Shaw and her team use robust cellular and in vivo models of neurodegeneration and correlate key findings with disease related changes in the human nervous system.

Her significant research achievements include:

  1. Identification of cell specific features of motor neurons which underlie susceptibility to neurodegeneration.

  2. Understanding the cellular pathways of motor neuron injury in the presence of mutant SOD1 using a combination of cell biology, proteomics and gene expression profiling.

  3. Identifying the different subtypes of motor neuron disease (MND) based on genetics and molecular pathology.

  4. Development of new small molecule and gene therapy candidate treatments for patients using staged screening programmes in cellular and other experimental model systems.

  5. Promoting the introduction of one neuroprotective drug for MND into clinical practice – riluzole.

  6. Establishing the role of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in improving the quality of life and prolonging survival of MND patients