Professor Palmer is visiting professor at University College London and the University of Reading, as well as Life Science Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Bristol.
Throughout his 30-year career, Professor Palmer has focused on brain disorders and their treatment.
He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and formed or co-founded six bio-tech start-up companies.
He sits on several boards including those of the British Neuroscience Association, CerestimLtd and One Nucleus Ltd.
Founder of the first UK neuroscience-based start-up, Professor Palmer was voted London Biotechnology Network Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.
Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We are honoured and excited to welcome Professor Palmer to our board of trustees.
“His expertise in the fields of neuroscience and biotechnology will be invaluable as we continue working towards our twin goals of doubling survival and halving the harm caused by brain tumours."
Professor Palmer said: “I have a passion for translating neuroscience knowledge into products and procedures to help people with brain disorders and so am delighted to be joining the board of trustees of The Brain Tumour Charity. I very much look forward to helping them improve the lives and outcomes of people with brain tumours."
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