Prof David Holder

Prof David Holder

Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology - Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Professor of Biophysics and Clinical Neurophysiology
Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology
Medical secretary contact details:
Tel: +44 20 3929 1059
Areas of expertise:
  • Clinical neurophysiology
Professor Holder trained in neurology and then specialised in Clinical Neurophysiology. He undertakes diagnostic tests of nerve-muscle and brain function, using the techniques of EMG (electromyography), nerve conduction studies and EEG. He has lead the Neurophysiology department at University College Hospital London since 1997. He also leads a multidisciplinary neurophysiology/bioengineering research group in Medical Physics at University College London. This is developing new methods to image function in the brain and peripheral nervous system. It has pioneered the new method of Electrical Impedance Tomography for this purpose. This provides a new tool in clinical neuroscience as it can provide 3D images of fast neural activity over milliseconds in the brain and peripheral nerves.

Training and awards
Professor Holder is jointly qualified in Clinical Medicine and Biophysics from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, University College Hospital, London, and the University of California, Berkeley. He has a PhD in Physiology at UCL. He held an MRC training fellowship and then Royal Society University Research Fellowship at University College London before taking a position as Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Middlesex Hospital and UCH. In 1974, he held the Smythe Scholarship in Medicine, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In 2013 he was awarded the Herman Schwan Award for outstanding contributions to the field of bioimpedance.

NHS Base
University College Hospitals London