Angela Vincent is Emeritus Professor of Neuroimmunology at the University of Oxford. She first qualified as a doctor in London, spent a year as a doctor, and then went on to do an MSc in Biochemistry at University College. She subsequently worked in London (RFH) with neurologist John Newsom-Davis until, with Nick Willcox and 14 other colleagues, they moved to the (Weatherall) Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford, in 1988. From Newsom-Davis’s retirement in 1998 until 2016, she led the Neuroimmunology Group and the Neuroimmunology Service for detection of autoantibodies in neurological diseases.
Over the last 40 years she has researched into the role of auto-antibodies to ion channels and receptors in both peripheral and CNS disorders, and has helped to diagnose many immunotherapy-responsive conditions. Recent studies include models of neuromuscular junction and CNS antibody-mediated diseases, and the influence of maternal antibodies on fetal development.