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Professor Roger Barker

Professor of clinical neuroscience and honorary consultant neurologist

I am a consultant neurologist specialising in Parkinson's (PD) and Huntington's disease (HD). I run the regional HD service for the East of England. My research looks at new experimental therapies for PD and HD.
Professor Roger Barker

My current role

Lead consultant for the East of England HD service, Parkinson's disease expert and consultant neurologist and lead academic scientist of the Cambridge ADDI and John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair.

Previous history

I came to Cambridge to undertake a PhD in 1991. I then worked at CUH as an SpR in 1994 / 1995 and came back with an MRC clinician scientist fellowship in 1997. I moved into my current post in 2000. In 1995 I trained in neurology in London and Norwich.

Prior to coming to Cambridge I did 5 years of general medical training in London.

Membership and accreditations

  • Member of Royal College of Physicians (declined Fellowship)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Member of the Association of British Neurologists.
  • Member of British Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.
  • Member and former Director of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.

Personal interests

I enjoy sports, walking and reading.

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