DIvision of clinical neurology
We are committed to the development of research that improves understanding of the nervous system in health and disease. We are responsible for teaching clinical neurology to medical students and trainee neurologists.
Diseases of the central nervous system include many of the most disabling conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, motor neuron disease (MND), Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. These disorders have great cost to patients, their family and carers, and to society as a whole.
Our aim is to maximise the prospect of using a real understanding of underlying disease mechanisms to produce effective treatments for a range of these neurological conditions. To achieve this goal our clinicians are highly integrated with our basic scientists and we collaborate with the other units across Oxford.
We also work closely with the NHS through initiatives such as the two neuroscience themes of the NIHR-funded University of Oxford/Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Biomedical Research Centre and the Thames Valley DeNDRoN. This provides the infrastructure for improving the translation of basic scientific developments into clinical practice. Based in the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital we are adjacent to all the relevant clinical services, providing the perfect setting to share facilities, expertise and knowledge.
Resilience and MRI correlates of cognitive impairment in community dwelling elders
Topiwala A. et al, (2015), British Journal of Psychiatry
Predictive value of MRI parameters in severity and recovery of first-episode myelitis in aquaporin-4 antibody disease.
Murchison A. et al, (2015), J Neurol Sci, 355, 49 - 53
Guidelines for pre-clinical assessment of the acetylcholine receptor-specific passive transfer myasthenia gravis model-Recommendations for methods and experimental designs.
Kusner LL. et al, (2015), Exp Neurol, 270, 3 - 10
Oxford Neurology Course
The Oxford Neurology Course started in 2010 and is now an annual event aimed at neurology trainees and consultants. The course covers practical issues as well as cutting-edge neuroscience.Find out more