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Theme lead: Professor Roger A BarkerProfessor Roger Barker, NIHR Cambridge BRC Theme Lead for Dementia and neurodegenerative disorders

Roger Barker is the Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and Consultant Neurologist at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge.

His research seeks to better define the clinical heterogeneity of two common neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system- namely Parkinson’s (PD) and Huntington’s disease (HD). This he has done by collecting large cohorts of incident cases and following them over time using an array of investigational and assessment tools.

In addition he has been heavily involved in gene and cell based trials for patients with these conditions and currently co-ordinates an EU funded transplant programme using human fetal tissue for patients with PD, following on from an earlier MRC funded trial using a similar approach in HD. He is part of a new EU project (NeuroStemCellRepair) and a global initiative (GFORCE-PD) that is seeking to take stem cells to trial in these disorders.

He is currently is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neurology and sits on the editorial board of many other journals. He has just stepped down as the chairman of the ERC Neuroscience Advanced Grants board, and is on the research advisory board of the Cure PD Trust and Parkinson’s UK.

Theme lead contact details:

Name Job title Email address
Franklin Aigbirhio Director of PET (Radiochemistry) Sciences and Professor of Molecular Imaging Chemistry
Carol Brayne Director of Cambridge Institute of Public Health
John O' Brien Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist
Trevor Robbins Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology
James Rowe Professor, Honorary Consultant
David Rubinsztein Professor of Molecular Neurogenetics
Barbara J Sahakian Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology
Maria Grazia-Spillantini Professor of Molecular Neurology
Michel Goedert Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Giovanna Mallucci Mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Anne Bertolotti Group leader at MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK
David Klenerman Professor of biophysical chemistry
Hugh Markus Professor of Stroke Medicine
Peter St George Hyslop Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Caroline Williams-Gray MRC Clinician Scientist
Tim Rittman Senior Clinical Research Fellow