Joanna was commissioned by consultant neurologist Dr Chris Allen from Cambridge to complete medical illustrations in pencil to accompany articles to be published in the journal Practical Neurology. Practical Neurology is the official journal of the Association of British Neurologists and published by the BMJ.
The journal is the monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements, and practice management for clinicians in the field. Dr Allen was asked by the editors of Practical Neurology to write two articles on clinical student teaching. He has been heavily involved with education since being in Cambridge where he was Clinical Dean in the University.
Dr Allen was educated in the Medical Sciences at Christ’s College in Cambridge and trained in Clinical Medicine at Guy’s Hospital London and with postgraduate medical experience at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and the Middlesex Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology in London. Dr Chris Allan was a Consultant Neurologist at Addenbrooke’s hospital Cambridge. Addenbrooke’s Hospital which is an internationally renowned teaching hospital in Cambridge, England, with strong affiliations to the University of Cambridge. The hospital is a busy regional neurosurgical centre and has the largest neurological intensive care unit of its kind in Europe. Retiring from a full-time position at Addenbrooke’s hospital in 1986 Dr Allen still works running the MND Care Clinic at Addenbrooke’s as well as carrying out private and medico-legal work when required.