The Story of a Migraine Sufferer

According to the World Health Organization, migraine and headache disorders were found to be the third highest cause of years lost due to disability, affecting people of all ages, races, income levels and geographical area. Yet, despite its prevalence, the life of a migraine sufferer is poorly understood.

Dr Anthony Nash makes revolutionary use of NHS UK clinical records, with informatics at the interface between sciences and primary healthcare, to help us better understand the disease and common therapeutic interventions.

This talk is free and open to all. Booking is essential. Refreshments will be served from 17:00 and the lecture will start at 17:30.


Anthony Nash is a senior research scientist working in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, and the William Dunn School of Pathology. He has a background in artificial intelligence and quantum computing from Birmingham University before working as a software engineer for Motorola during the early days of the smartphone. Anthony went on to complete his PhD in computational chemistry at the University of Warwick and then started his research career working in chemistry at UCL. Before coming to Oxford, he was a visiting researcher in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London and ran a small science software consultancy company.

Anthony’s research sits on the interface between chemistry, biology and informatics. He is interested in age-related diseases and connective tissue biology, whilst his main focus at Oxford is understanding headache burden and headache drug efficacy, using NHS medical records and genomics.