Dr Ward is a consultant neurologist at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and a Reader in Clinical Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square. His special clinical interest is in stroke and neurorehabilitation, focusing in particular on recovery of arm and hand function through the upper limb neurorehabilitation program. He is co-founder of the UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation, co-editor Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation and Associate Editor of the journals Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Dr Ward leads a research programme to help understand the mechanisms of upper limb impairment and treatment after stroke. In particular, he uses structural and functional brain imaging to study the relationship between brain network reorganisation and recovery of movement after stroke.