Professor Pam Shaw is Professor of Neurology at the University of Sheffield and Director of: the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN); the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre and the Sheffield Care and Research Centre for Motor Neuron Disorders. She is a Clinician Scientist in Neurology, formerly a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and an NIHR Senior Investigator.
She is a Clinician Scientist in Neurology, formerly a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and an NIHR Senior Investigator. Her team investigates genetic, molecular and neurochemical mechanisms underlying ALS/MND; investigates new therapeutic targets and translates new neuroprotective and symptomatic treatment approaches into the clinic, including genetic therapy approaches. She has active programmes in systematic biosample collection and biomarker identification in ALS/MND.
She has authored more than 560 publications (H-index 118). Her research is funded by NIHR, the MRC, Wellcome Trust, MND Association, MyName’5 Doddie Foundation, EU and biotech/pharmaceutical industry partners.
From 2009-2016 she initiated and led the national UK Clinical Studies Group for ALS/MND, a clinical research and trials network which links 20 ALS/MND Care and Research Centres. Prof. Shaw has taken part in more than 25 ALS/MND clinical trials, including roles as Chief Investigator and Steering Committee member and also including several academic-led studies. She is an active member of the European Network for the Cure of ALS (ENCALS) and the TRICALS clinical trials platform.