Dr Jonathan Rudge* PhD
After attending Eton College, Jonathan Rudge went up to St Andrew’s University in Scotland, where he sustained a C5/6 Spinal Cord Injury in a car crash in 1981.
After rehabilitation, he gained a degree in Computing at Oxford Polytechnic, and worked in IT, before discovering a passion for biology. He completed Bachelors’ then Master’s degrees with the Open University, and was then awarded a PhD by Reading University in 2019. He is now undertaking post-doctoral research in computer modelling and brain physiology, especially relating to Alzheimer’s disease.
Jonathan is married to Cherry, who works in leadership and management development, with global organisations across the world, including WaterAid and Save the Children. One of his sisters is a senior nurse in the Spinal Injuries unit at Salisbury District Hospital. Jonathan was elected to the INSPIRE Foundation Executive Committee in 1995, and became a Trustee in 2005.