Christopher Shaw is Professor of Neurology and Neurogenetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. His early training in General Medicine and Neurology was conducted in New Zealand, moving to Cambridge in 1992 on a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to study Neurobiology. In 1995 he moved to the Institute of Psychiatry. He is Director of the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute and Director of the Centre for Neurodegeneration Research. He is also Co-Lead for the Clinical Neuroscience Clinical Academic Group for King’s Health Partners. His major area of clinical and research interest is in the genetic and molecular basis of motor neurone diseas. He runs a clinic for patients with MND/ALS at King’s College Hospital.