Marios Politis is a board-certified Neurologist and the Director of Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at the University of Exeter. He has obtained an MSc, the DIC and a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences from Imperial College London.
This is the blog of Professor Marios Politis, Professor of Neurology, the Director of Neurodegeneration Imaging Group (NIG) and the Director of Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at the University of Exeter. This blog will explore the professional life of Marios, covering a range of topics from his conception and development of the Neurodegeneration Imaging Group (NIG), the many accolades he has received for his work and his industry experience.
Marios Politis is an expert in neurological disorders and has dedicated his career to this field. He has received significant levels of funding for his work from charities, foundations and industry.
Formerly based at Imperial College London and King’s College in London, in 2019, Professor Marios Politis, along with the NIG, relocated to the University of Exeter, which has sites both in Exeter itself and London.
The new homes of the Group are the Translation and Innovation Hub in London and the Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at Exeter, which are state-of-the-art facilities promoting multi- and interdisciplinary research and development.
Marios has spent many years in a teaching capacity at university level, keen to pass on his expertise in neurology to the next generation; he has received several awards and much praise for the excellence of his delivery of education to undergraduate and post-graduate students studying both medical and non-medical disciplines.
Marios has been invited to talk in numerous international conferances such as the congresses organised by the Movement Disorder Society, Amercian Academy of Neurology and many others. Events such as the Congress are vital, due to the complexity of the field of neurology, as they allow members to address current controversies around the subject and share understanding.
In 2016, he was elected Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology for outstanding contribution in neurodegenerative research. In 2017, Marios’ work was recognised by the American Academy of Neurology with the Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders. Also in 2017, Marios was elected Fellow of Royal College of Physicians.
Marios Politis has been the recipient of a plethora of awards to recognise his clinical research and clinical research excellence in the field of neurology. These include a research achievement award bestowed by the MRC in 2010, the Movement Disorder Society Award for Outstanding and Innovative Clinical Research in 2012
Awards also include, the IMPETus Award for Innovative and Outstanding PET Molecular Imaging Research, (which he was given in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016) and the PET Investigator Award, given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in 2015.