Senior Investigator Profile

First NameDavid
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Movement Disorder Neurology & Honorary Consultant Neurologist
DepartmentInstitute for Ageing and Health
Telephone+44 01912481266
InstitutionUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
NHS TrustThe Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameNorth East
Primary Research FieldNeurosciences
Secondary Research FieldPublic Health - Ageing
BiographyDavid Burn is Professor of Movement Disorder Neurology at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Neurologist for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust. He is also Director of the University’s Clinical Ageing Research Unit. He runs the Movement Disorders service in Newcastle and his research programme is conducted through Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Health. Research interests include dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. Professor Burn was the Royal College of Physicians’ representative on the NICE National Guidelines development group for Parkinson's disease between 2004 and 2006. He is a member of the medical advisory panels for the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Europe) Association, the Sarah Matheson Trust and the Parkinson’s Disease Society. Professor Burn was a member of the Movement Disorder Society Task Forces for diagnostic criteria for parkinsonian disorders and Parkinson’s disease dementia. He is Chair of the PD Clinical Study Group of DeNDRoN-UK, Associate Editor for the Movement Disorder Journal and was elected to the International Executive Committee of the Movement Disorder Society in 2009. Professor Burn has published over 160 articles on movement disorders and in his spare time runs marathons and cycles.

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