David Bennett, MB PhD, FRCP is Professor of neurology and neurobiology at the University of Oxford and honorary consultant neurologist. He is head of the Division of Clinical Neurology at Oxford. His sub-specialty interest is peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain; he administers the neuropathy and pain channelopathy clinic at Oxford University Hospitals. He completed neurology training in London and moved to the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Oxford in 2012. He is currently a senior Wellcome clinical scientist. He was bestowed with the Patrick D Wall medal in pain research by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2016, was appointed Honorary Skou professor, Aarhus University 2019 and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. His research interest is to understand the process of nerve injury and repair and prevent unwanted outcomes such as neuropathic pain. He takes a broad experimental approach to this problem ranging from understanding ion channel biology to clinical trials.