Research& Clinical Trials

Research interests of the Neurology Department include the clinical, radiological and genetic aspects of movement disorders and other neurodegenerative conditions in particular the department is busy assessing families with neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. The laboratory aspect to this research is to be developed

Research into Movement Disorders

Prof Tim Lynch has a research interest in the genetics of Parkinson’s disease and atypical dementias (including tauopathies) and the clinical aspects of movement disorders. He has published research articles on Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other movement disorders. Over the last five years he has developed a project looking at gene expression profiling in multiple sclerosis to identify specific patterns in the different forms of multiple sclerosis. Prof Lynch has an ongoing collaboration with the Mayo Clinic in New York in addition to University College London and the National Institute of Health. Furthermore recent research in collaboration with Dr Mary King, Children’s University Hospital Temple Street has identified particular clinical profiles of children with tremor and jerks.

Research into Stroke

Dr Killian O’Rourke’s Cochrane review of ‘Percutaneous vascular interventions for acute ischaemic stroke’ has received editorial approval and is currently being prepared for publication in The Cochrane Library.