About us

Brainstorm supports translational research into brain cancer at Oxford University, which applies (or ‘translates’) research findings into best medical practice, in order to enhance human health and wellbeing.

Trustees of the charity include the following three pioneers within translational research: Simon James, Puneet Plaha and Richard Stacey.

Simon is currently the CEO of KIMS Hospital, the largest independent hospital in Kent. He has over 15 years of MD level experience in the healthcare sector and has previously worked as a Hospital Director at Nuffield Health.

Puneet is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, one of the UK’s leading biomedical research centres. Acting as the Clinical Lead for Oxford Brain and Spine MDT and as the Neuro-oncology Lead for Thames Valley, he is also actively pursuing research in advanced imaging for brain tumors, new minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for brain cancer and complex awake surgery for these patients. He is presently working on novel phase 1 trial for brain cancer.

Richard is also a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital and is actively involved in the treatment of brain tumours including advanced brain imaging and complex awake surgery for these patients. By forging a partnership with pioneers such as these, Brainstorm hopes to be at the forefront of some of the most exciting research developments on the horizon.

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