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The EPDA is fortunate to have two ambassadors who actively encourage and promote our organisation and the work that we do. We are extremely grateful for their past, present and future support. 


Mary Baker MBE, President of the European Brain Council

Mary was president of the EPDA since its formation in 1992 until she retired in 2006.

She has worked for more than three decades to raise awareness about brain disorders throughout Europe and is currently president of the European Brain Council, a member of the ABPI Code of Practice and a member of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Management Board.

Throughout her long career she has received many awards including the British Neuroscience Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience and for Public Service.  In 2003 she was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the UK’s University of Surrey; the title was conferred upon her in recognition of her work within the world of Parkinson’s disease.

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 at the London School of Economics.

For more information about the European Brain Council, visit www.europeanbraincouncil.org.

Mary Baker
Mary G Baker, MBE

John Bowis OBE, former UK MP, MEP and European Parliament rapporteur

John, a Member of the European Parliament for London from 1999 to 2009, was a keen spokesman on health, disease prevention and control, patient mobility, neglected diseases and cross-border health control.

From 1997 to 1999, John was international policy adviser to the World Health Organisation on two global campaigns: ‘Nations for Mental Health’ and ‘Out of the Shadows’ (epilepsy).

For more information about John, visit his website at www.johnbowis.com.

John Bowis OBE
John Bowis OBE