Peter Brophy received his BSc from King’s College, London University and PhD from Guy’s Hospital Medical School (now King’s College Medical School), London University. He was appointed to the Chair of Veterinary Anatomy and Cell Biology in the Vet School at Edinburgh University in 1995 and in 2009 moved to the Chair of Anatomy in the Medical School. He has been the Director of the Centre for Neuroregeneration since 2002 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
He has served on the research panels of a variety of bodies, including Action Research, the MS Society, the Neurosciences and Mental Health Panel at the Wellcome Trust, the French AgenceNationale de la Recherché and he chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the INSERM Institute for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Paris, France. In 2008, he was elected to Chair the International Gordon Conference on Myelin.