David John Burn, FRCP, MD, MA, MB BS
Professor of Movement Disorder Neurology at Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University
Dr. Burn is professor of movement disorder neurology (Newcastle University) and honorary consultant neurologist (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). He is a senior NIHR investigator and director of Newcastle Biomedicine’s Clinical Ageing Research Unit. He has been acting director of the university’s Institute for Ageing and Health since April 2011. Research interests include dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He is a member of medical advisory panels for the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Europe) Association, Multiple System Atrophy Trust and Parkinson’s UK. He served on 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). Dr. Burn was elected to the International Executive Committee of the Movement Disorder Society in 2009, is associate editor of Movement Disorders, and is the current chair of the MDS Congress Scientific Program Committee.