Burn, Professor David J

Professor David J BurnConsultant Neurologist

  • Consultant Neurologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 3697
  • GMC Code: 3069626
  • Qualifications: FRCP, MD, MA, MB BS
  • Special Interests

    Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism.

  • Biography

    Professor of Movement Disorder Neurology at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Neurologist for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust. Senior NIHR Investigator and Director of the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, located on the University’s Campus for Ageing and Vitality. Since April 2011 he has been Acting Director of the University’s Institute for Ageing and Health.

    Qualified from Oxford University and Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School in 1985. MD was in the functional imaging of parkinsonism. Research interests include dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. 

    Royal College of Physicians’ representative on the NICE National Guidelines writing group for Parkinson's disease (2004-2006) and currently a member of Medical Advisory Panels for the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Europe) Association, Multiple System Atrophy Trust and Parkinson’s UK. Was a member of the Special Interest Committee Task Force of the International Movement Disorder Society for Diagnostic Criteria for Parkinsonian Disorders (2002-3) and the Parkinson’s disease Dementia Task Force (2004-6). Chair of the PD Clinical Study Group of NIHR-DeNDRoN since May 2008 and appointed NIHR-DeNDRoN Associate Director/National Lead for Parkinson’s disease in July 2010. Elected to the International Executive Committee of the Movement Disorder Society in June 2009 and currently Chair of the MDS Congress Scientific Programme Committee.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly: General neurology (RVI); Movement disorders clinic (RVI) which includes 3-monthly surgery and atypical parkinsonism services

    Monthly: Parkinson’s clinic (Melville Day Unit, Freeman)

    Three monthly: Paediatric movement disorders clinic (RVI, with Dr V Ramesh)

  • Name of Secretary
    Lea Lewis
  • Any other Information

    University base is Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

  • David Burn 
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