Executive and Governance Office

Staff Profile

Professor David Burn

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences

Professor David Burn took up the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences on the 1st February 2017.  The Faculty delivers impact through excellence in and close integration of research, teaching and engagement across seven research institutes and four teaching schools.

Professor Burn is also Professor of Movement Disorders Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  His first degree was at Oxford (Physiological Sciences), returning to his native North East for clinical training and early medical jobs, including neurology.  After further neurology training and undertaking research in London (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and Hammersmith Hospital) he was appointed as a Consultant Neurologist and Senior Lecturer in Newcastle in 1994.

Professor Burn has an international reputation for research in dementia associated with Parkinson’s.  He is an NIHR Senior Investigator, chairs the NIHR Translational Research Collaboration for Dementia and is National Clinical Director for Parkinson’s UK.

Email: david.burn@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: 0191 208 3356

Personal Assistant: trish.dunham@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: 0191 208 8828