About Marios Politis

Current Roles

In addition to the posts he holds as Professor of Neurology and Director of Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at the University of Exeter, Professor Marios Politis is also the Director of Neurodegeneration Imaging Group (NIG).

Marios Politis is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Movement Disorder Society.  The key role of the latter organisation is around the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of research with the aim of making advancements in the field. The Society currently has a membership of over 11,000 movement disorder professionals around the globe, with membership benefits including the provision of access to MDS peer-reviewed journals, a video library detailing patient cases and online educational resources.

Marios has been made a Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology for his outstanding contribution to the field. The Academy is a non-profit, independent body that aims to promote excellence in neurology by supporting their members and working closely with 47 other European societies. It offers educational, scientific and other professional support to its members to help Neurologists provide better care for patients and to promote better outcomes.


Marios has also collaborated for many years with Invicro, a company that offers a range of drug development solutions via the design, capture, analysis and management of data. Its areas of therapeutic expertise are oncology, the central nervous system and the respiratory system. Invicro, too, has provided the funding necessary to help further Marios’ work.

His expertise in neurology has given Marios the opportunity to act as a scientific advisor to various bodies and organisations that include the French National Research Agency (ANR), the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK, the European Union, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Austrian Science Fund. Articles written by Marios Politis can be found in many high-impact academic journals such as Brain, Neurology, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

For more than a decade, Professor Marios Politis has collaborated with the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the charity Parkinson’s UK, both of which have provided funding for his work. As a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Marios has been invited to speak at the organisation’s annual international congress. The aim of the Academy is to supply its members with the resources they need to provide high-quality and patient-centred neurological care.