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- Principal Clinical Research Associate
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Institute of Neurology
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
I graduated from Christ’s College,
My personal homepage is edwild.com.
My research focuses on Huntington's disease, a fatal, autosomal dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disease that usually begins in mid-adult life and produces cognitive, behavioural and motor decline.
No cure or disease-slowing treatment exists for HD, but uniquely among prevalent neurodegenerative diseases, Huntington's disease (HD) is fully penetrant and monogenic. This has enabled the development of many promising therapeutic options designed to target known pathogenic pathways in HD.
My research focuses on the study of cerebrospinal fluid for the purpose of understanding the pathobiology of HD and the development of meaningful biomarkers to facilitate and empower clinical trials of new therapeutic agents.
My Clinician Scientist Fellowship is supported by the Medical Research Council. I receive research support from the European Huntington's Disease Network, CHDI Foundation, Wellcome Trust and EU FP7 Project.
I lecture on the Institute of Neurology MSc Neuroscience and Dementia courses and the MRes course (I won the ION teaching award in 2014, voted by students) and teach medical students at the bedside. I am an occasional teacher on the ION's MRCP PACES Neurology Course. I frequently teach groups of patients and family members about Huntington's disease research in the UK and overseas.
|15-FEB-2015||Consultant Neurologist||National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, United Kingdom|
|01-FEB-2015 – 30-APR-2019||MRC Clinician Scientist||Huntington's Disease Centre||UCL Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom|
|01-FEB-2011 – 01-FEB-2015||Honorary Specialist Registrar in Neurology||National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, United Kingdom|
|01-FEB-2011 – 01-FEB-2015||NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Neurology||Dept of Neurodegenerative Disease||UCL Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom|
|17-JAN-2011||Founder & Editor-in-Chief||HDBuzz, United Kingdom|
|2009||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Neuroscience||University College London|
|2005||MRCP||Member of the Royal College of Physicians – Clinical Medicine||Royal College of Physicians|
|2001||MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery||University of Cambridge|
|1999||MA||Master of Arts – Medical Science||University of Cambridge|