Michael Hanna is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square. He is a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology. In 2001 he established and leads the NHS England highly specialised clinical and diagnostic service for muscle channelopathies; working with a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of clinicians, geneticists and channel biophysicists enabling accurate diagnosis and treatment for patients nationally. He established and led the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular diseases from 2008-2020, which developed a successful nationally coordinated experimental medicine, research training and genetic research platform. In 2019 he led a bid for £5m to establish the MRC International Centre for Genomic Medicine in Neuromuscular Diseases spanning 14 centres in five counties. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles; and is a Fellow and Council member of the Academy of Medical Sciences.