mary baker


Dr Mary Baker, MBE, is Immediate Past President of the European Brain Council and President of their ‘Year of the Brain’ project. Mary is Past President of the European Federation of Neurological Associations, Consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO),  Chair of the Working Group on Parkinson’s Disease, a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Human Brain Project, and a member of the Commission’s CONNECT Advisory Forum.  Academic appointments include Associate Membership of the Health Services Research Unit, University of Oxford and Visiting Fellow within the London School of Economics (LSE) Health Centre.

An Honorary Doctorate from the University of Surrey was conferred upon Mary in 2003 and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree was awarded by Aston University in July 2013. In 2009 she received the prestigious British Neuroscience Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience and for Public Service. In 2014, Mary received the Dana/EDAB Lifetime Achievement Award for Outreach on Behalf of Brain Research.

Mary graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA Hons in Sociology and Political Theory.