Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is chaired by main board member Dr. Jared Schreiner. The SAB offers advice upon request in regard to the information we provide for patients and professionals, answers questions about the conditions we cover, and consults on our support for research.
Prof. Ros Quinlivan
Consultant in Neuromuscular Disease
Ros Quinlivan obtained a BSc in psychology before going on to study medicine at UCL. Her post-graduate training was in paediatrics at London teaching hospitals.
She was the first clinical research fellow in neuromuscular disease at Guy's Hospital, working across paediatric and adult specialties. She was awarded an MD by the University of London for her research into the cardiomyopathy of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy.
She was appointed a consultant in 1995 in the West Midlands, where she was Director of the Wolfson Centre for Inherited Neuromuscular Disease.
She moved to UCLH in 2010, where she is clinical lead for the nationally commissioned service for McArdle disease and related disorders.
Ros Quinlivan is also joint co-ordinating editor for the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group.
Dr. Salman Bhai
Consultant in Neuromuscular Disorders
Salman Bhai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Director of the Neuromuscular Center in the Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He specializes in neuromuscular disorders, particularly muscle disorders.
Dr. Bhai earned his medical degree at Harvard University. He completed a residency in neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also received advanced training through a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine and earned a medical education certificate.
Dr. Bhai’s clinical interests include the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. He focuses on patients with inflammatory and metabolic myopathies as well as those with immune checkpoint inhibitor complications.
The goal of his research is to better understand, diagnose, and treat patients with myositis through exercise and muscle physiology studies as well as through clinical trials.
Dr. Richard Godfrey
Richard Godfrey is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Human Performance at Brunel University. His PhD was on growth hormone response and its association with lactate, which introduced him to McArdle Disease.
His interests are sports performance and health-related aspects of exercise. He has published on: heat; hydration; jet lag; bone health; physiology of rowing, altitude, exercise training and triathlon; detraining; sleep and immune function.
Richard joined Brunel’s College of Health and Life Sciences after 12 years at the British Olympic Medical Centre where he was Chief Physiologist.
His involvement with McArdle Disease grew in 2011 when he joined the bi-weekly McArdle clinics at the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Disease. He supervises exercise assessments, undertakes studies and is the lead on the research programme.
Richard was made a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) in September 2010.