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educator , consultant , Physician , researcher

Christopher Joseph Mathias, British physician, educator, researcher, consultant. Named Rhodes scholar University Oxford, 1972-1975; recipient Professor Ruitinga award and visiting professorship University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1988.


Mathias, Christopher Joseph was born on March 16, 1949 in Mangalore, India. Arrived in the United Kingdom, 1972. Son of Elias Salvadore and Hilda Frances (Pereira) Mathias.


Bachelor of Medicine, BChir, Bangalore University, India, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, England, 1976. Doctor of Science, University London, 1995.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Lisboa, 2007.


Honorary research officer, registrar Department Neurology, Oxford, 1972-1976. Senior house officer department medicine Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, 1976-1977. Registrar department medicine, Portsmouth and renal unit Southampton (England) University, 1977-1979.

Wellcome Trust senior clinical research fellow St. Mary's Hospital and Medical School, London, 1979-1984. Wellcome Trust senior lecturer St. Mary's Hospital and Medical School and National Hospital Institute Neurology, 1984-1991. Professor neurovascular medicine St. Mary's/Imperial College, National Hospital, Institute Neurology, University College, since 1991.

Chairman research committee World Federation Neurology on Autonomic Disorders, 1993-1997. Chairman science panel European Federation Neurological Society, 1994-1999. Guest lecturer Thailand Neurological Society, 1995.

Nimmo visiting professor University Adelaide, Australia, 1996. Member science committee International Spinal Research Trust, 1996-2008. Allan Birch Memorial lecturer, London, 1997, Abbie Memorial lecturer University Adelaide, Australia, 1999, Doctor J. Thomas lecturer St. Johns Medical College, University Bangalore, 1988, Lord Florey Memorial lecturer University Adelaide, 1991, Sir Hugh Cairns Memorial lecturer, Adelaide, 1996, College lecturer Royal College Physicians, London, 2001, Sir Robert Menzics Memorial Foundation lecturer, Sydney, Australia, 2001, Wahler memorial lecturer London Jewish Medical Society, 2002, inaugural lecturer Portuguese Autonomic Society, Lisbon, 2002, Professor Muller lecturer University Erlangen, Germany, 2002, 4th Athasit Yejajiva lecturer, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003, Sir Gordon Holmes lecturer, London, 2004, Sir Roger Bannister lecturer, First Joint European and American Anatomic Society Congress, 2004, keynote lecturer 58th Congress of Japan Neuroregulative Society, 2005, Professor K. Srinivas orator, 2005, Valsalva lecturer, Bologna, Italy, 2006.

Visiting professor University Hawaii, 1999. Chairman Doctor P.M. Shankland Pushpa Chopra Trust Prize Fund, since 1998. Patron Anatomical Disorders Association Sarah Matheson Trust, since 1997, visiting professor University Hong Kong, 2008.


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  • Other Work

    • Co-editor (with M. Weber) Book on Mild Hypertension, 1984, (with P. Sever) Concepts in Hypertension, 1989, (with Sir Roger Bannister) Autonomic Failure: A Textbook of Clinical Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System, 3d edition, 1992, 4th edition, 1999, reprinted, 2002. Contributor Chapters to books and articles to professional journals. Foundation editor-in-chief Clinical Autonomic Research Official Journal American Autonomic Society, Clinical Autonomic Research Society and European Federation Autonomic Societies of Great Britain, since 1991.

      Member editorial board various international medical/science journals.


Fellow Royal College Physicians (London, British Petroleum lecturer 1992, lecturer 2001), Royal Society Medicine, Academy Medical Sciences. Member American Antonomic Society (board directors, 1996-2004), Royal College Physicians and Surgeons (licentiate Glasgow and Edninburg), Association Physicians Great Britain, Physiological Society, Association British Neurologists, American Neurological Association, British Pharmaceutical Society, Clinical Antonomic Research Society (chairman 1987-1990, foundation secretary 1982-1986), British European and International Hypertension Society, Royal Institution Movement Disorders Society, European Federation Autonomic Societies (president 1999-2004), International Federation Neurorehabilitation (chairman special interest group since 2004), American Academy Neurology, Boston, Internat Journal Evidence Based Healthcare (member editorial board), Parkinsonian and Related Disorders. European Federation Neurological Societies Orthostatic Intolerance(lead task force), West London Mental Health Trust (non-executive director).


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, watching cricket and football, observing human and canine behavior.


Married Rosalind Margaret Jolleys, July 31, 1977. Children: Sarah, James, Timothy.

Elias Salvadore Mathias

Hilda Frances (Pereira) Mathias

Rosalind Margaret Jolleys

Sarah Mathias

James Mathias

Timothy Mathias