Year James Spence Medal awarded: 2007
Victor is a world leader in his field. He led the way in developing our knowledge of muscle disease in children. His approach was thorough and firmly based in clinical practice, so that he was able to communicate his knowledge in a clear and stimulating manner. His publications are numerous and impressive. He has been a leader in other ways, having been the head of his academic department and President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association.