Dr Neil Bindemann
Director External Affairs
- BSLM Executive Director
Neil trained in both Immunology (BSc - University of Glasgow) and Neurobiology (PhD - University College London) and has a keen interest in the developing science of neuro-immunology, especially concerning mental health. Through Innervate Ltd, which he set up in 2001, Neil has a passion for supporting advances in healthcare communication between professionals and the public, working in partnership with healthcare professionals. He has stimulated the creation of various initiatives including the Primary care and Community Neurology Society and Community Therapists Network.
Then in 2015, after a period of disturbing neurological symptoms, Neil’s interest in neuroimmunology, mental health and healthcare communication became more personal, when he was diagnosed with a very rare benign brain tumour – pineocytoma. Over the last year Neil has taken his experience to continue to fuel his passion for supporting patient-professional communication/relationships, exploring the developing concept of mental fitness, which ultimately is about supporting quality of life. He is delighted and excited to be helping to run the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.