- Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics, Paris VI University, (1980-1982)
- Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology, Paris VI University, (1982-1986)
- Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA (1976-1977)
- Research Associate, Atomic Energy Commission, Dept of Biology, Frederic Joliot Centre, Orsay, France (1978-1986).
- INSERM Director of Research (Neurosciences), France (1986-2000).
- Director, INSERM Unit #320, University of Caen, France (1989-2000).
- Scientific Director, Cyceron PET Centre, University of Caen, France (1987-2000).
- Professor of Stroke Medicine, Dept of Neurology, University of Cambridge, UK (2000-2010).
- Honorary Consultant in Neurology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK (2000-2010)
Voluntary Director of Research, University of Cambrdige (since Oct. 2010)
-DIrector of Research, INSERM UMR894, University Paris Descartes, France (since Oct. 2010).
Jean-Claude Baron, MD, ScD (Cambridge), FRCP (UK), FMedSci (UK), trained in both Neurology and Medical Physics at Paris University and Salpêtrière Hospital. As research fellow at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in 1976-77, he trained in novel imaging techniques to map cerebral blood flow and metabolism, including positron emission tomography (PET). From 1978-1988 he was head of the neuroscience imaging programme at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Service Hospitalier Frederic Joliot, Orsay, France. In 1986 he was appointed Director of Research at INSERM, France. From 1989-2000 he was Head of the INSERM Neurosciences Unit and Scientific Director of the PET laboratory at Caen University, France. In 2000 he was elected to the Chair of Stroke Medicine, Cambridge University Dept of Clinical Neurosciences. Until 2010 he held this chair as well as executive roles at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and was Neurology Consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He is currently Emeritus Professor and Voluntary Director of Research at Cambridge University, as well as INSERM Director of Research and Deputy Director of the Centre for Neurosciences and Psychiatry, Sainte-Anne Hospital, Descartes University, France. Using brain imaging methods such as PET and MR in conjunction with behavioural assessments, his research has focused on the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular diseases, particularly acute ischaemic stroke and the mechanisms of functional recovery therefrom, but has also involved neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. In parallel to clinical research, he has continuously implemented imaging studies in animal models of these human conditions. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles. He currently is, or has been, on the Editorial Board of Stroke (since 1982; Imaging Section Editor in 2003-4); Journal of Neuroimaging (European Editor since 2001); Brain; J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry; NeuroImage; Cerebrovasc. Diseases; European J. Neurology; J. Cerebr. Blood Flow Metab.; Clin. Neurophysiol.; and Int. J. Stroke. In 2003 he was elected Fellow the Academy of Medical Sciences and ie was awarded then 2005 was awarded the first Johannes Wepfer International Award of the European Stroke Conference.