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I am a Consultant Neurologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at Manchester University. I jointly run the Salford Royal Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders service and am lead Neurologist on the Greater Manchester Deep Brain Stimulation Programme. I am Neurodegeneration lead for Greater Manchester. I have recently been appointed Chair of the UK Parkinson’s disease Clinical Studies group, which organises Parkinson’s disease research throughout the UK. My research interests include pain in Parkinson’s disease, biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease, and Deep Brain Stimulation.


Dr Kaminska is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist who finished her training in Poland and has developped special interest in paediatric movement disorders working with MDT Complex Motor Disorders Team  in Evelina London. She has been involved in paediatric DBS since 2007 and is passionate about making children's lives better by considering all aspects and modalities for the management of movement disorders. She has some very good friends among nurses, supports their professional development and independence and believes they are the core and heart of any DBS team.

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Neil Barua is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. He specialises in deep brain stimulation in both adults and children for movement disorders and also brain tumour surgery. He undertook neurosurgical training in Bristol and Plymouth, and completed a PhD investigating novel methods of drug delivery to the brain for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as for the treatment of brain tumours. His current interests include robot-assisted surgery, advanced imaging methods and outcome analysis following DBS surgery.

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