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Mark Edwards

Professor Mark Edwards

Professor of Neurology and Interface Disorders

Biography

Mark Edwards is a Professor of Neurology and Interface Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London and works clinically at the Maudsley Hospital and Kings College Hospital. He has a specialist clinical and research interest in Movement Disorders and Functional Neurological Disorder (FND).

He did his PhD with Professor John Rothwell and Professor Kailash Bhatia at the UCL Institute of Neurology, studying the pathophysiology of genetic dystonia. Following completion of neurology training he became a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at UCL and the National Hospital for Neurology. Here he developed an NIHR funded research program and specialist diagnostic and treatment service for patients with FND.

After moving to St George’s in 2015 he expanded this work to develop one of the first integrated diagnostic and treatment services for FND alongside continued research work into the pathophysiology of the disorder and development and testing of novel treatments, including the first randomised trial of specialist physiotherapy for functional movement disorders.

He recently led the development of a national exemplar pathway for Functional Neurological Disorder for the National Neurology Advisory Group on behalf of NHS England. He was appointed to his new post at Kings in September 2022. He has published over 300 peer reviewed publications and is author of the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders.

He is President of the Association of British Neurology Movement Disorders Group, International Executive Committee member of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society, Board Member of the Functional Neurological Disorder Society, Associate Editor of the European Journal of Neurology, and medical advisor for FNDHope, the UK Dystonia Society and the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine.

Read a list of his publications.

Research

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Neural Control of Human Movement

The Neural Control of Human Movement Research Group investigates the relationship between neurophysiological function and human movement.

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Maudsley Neurotechnology (MNT)

Maudsley Neurotechnology (MNT) is a clinical and academic centre for evaluating and delivering evidence-based neurotechnology treatments for mental health disorders

Events

22Novpsych-neuro-begins-at-kings-mobile

The challenges and opportunities of being a degenerate: can we rescue the status of the phenotype in Neurology and Psychiatry?

Neuropsychiatry Meetings discuss exciting research and interesting cases relevant to neuropsychiatry and to promote cross-talk between psychiatry, neurology...

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Research

Leap thumbnail
Neural Control of Human Movement

The Neural Control of Human Movement Research Group investigates the relationship between neurophysiological function and human movement.

MNT logo
Maudsley Neurotechnology (MNT)

Maudsley Neurotechnology (MNT) is a clinical and academic centre for evaluating and delivering evidence-based neurotechnology treatments for mental health disorders

Events

22Novpsych-neuro-begins-at-kings-mobile

The challenges and opportunities of being a degenerate: can we rescue the status of the phenotype in Neurology and Psychiatry?

Neuropsychiatry Meetings discuss exciting research and interesting cases relevant to neuropsychiatry and to promote cross-talk between psychiatry, neurology...

Please note: this event has passed.