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Damian has been at St Hugh’s since 2000 when he came up to read medicine. Qualifying in 2006 he has since worked across the world, serving as a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He currently works in neurology at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and his research focuses on neurodegeneration. In particular Damian is keen to identify neuronal and glial targets for the treatment of brain injury and dementia.
Outside of clinical medicine, Damian is a keen activist for diversity and inclusion. He lectures on the topics of unconscious bias and risk versus emotion in decision making. This has been used to great effect within the military, where ideas put forward helped the Army to enter the Stonewall Top 100 Employer rankings.
At St Hugh’s Damian teaches physiology to the first and second year medical students, and biomedical science students. He offers a range of neuroscience tutorials and seminars to final honours school students.