After graduating from Tripoli, Libya in 1990, Dr Benamer came to the United Kingdom in 1991 to further his training in medicine. He obtained the MRCP in 1994 and trained in neurology in Glasgow. He obtained a PhD and CCST in 2000 and was appointed a consultant neurologist in Wolverhampton and Birmingham the same year. He has been the lead neurologist in New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton since 2006. Dr Benamer is a general neurologist with special interest in movement disorders.Dr Benamer is honorary clinical senior lecturer in Birmingham University and has an interest in medical education, in which he obtained a postgraduate certificate from Keele University in 2007. He has published more than 35 papers and two books. He is currently a senior editor of the Libyan Journal of Medicine. He was also an examiner of the MRCP Diploma from 2005 to 2009. Dr Benamer's publications relevant to the subject of the book:1. Benamer HT. 2007. Neurological disorders in Libya: an overview. Neuroepidemiology 29:143-92. Benamer HT. 2008. The ancestry of LRRK2 Gly2019Ser parkinsonism. Lancet neurology 7:769-70; author reply 70-13. Benamer HT, de Silva R, Siddiqui KA, Grosset DG. 2008. Parkinson's disease in Arabs: a systematic review. Movement disorders: official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 23:1205-104. Benamer HT, Ahmed ES, Al-Din AS, Grosset DG. 2009. Frequency and clinical patterns of multiple sclerosis in Arab countries: a systematic review. Journal of the neurological sciences 278:1-45. Benamer HT, Grosset D. 2009. Stroke in Arab countries: a systematic literature review. Journal of the neurological sciences 284:18-236. Benamer HT, Grosset DG. 2009. A systematic review of the epidemiology of epilepsy in Arab countries. Epilepsia 50:2301-47. Benamer HT, Shakir RA. 2009. The neurology map of the Arab world. Journal of the neurological sciences 285:10-28. Benamer HT. 2010. Neurology expertise and postgraduate training programmes in the Arab world: a survey. European neurology 64:313-89. Benamer HT, de Silva R. 2010. LRRK2 G2019S in the North African population: a review. European neurology 63:321-510. Benamer HT, Deleu D, Grosset D. 2010. Epidemiology of headache in Arab countries. The journal of headache and pain 11:1-311. Benamer HT. 2011. More epidemiological studies of neurological disorders are needed in the Arab countries. Neuroepidemiology 36:70.