Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Doug Turnbull

Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre


Professor Doug Turnbull is the Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. His areas of expertise are mitochondrial disease and neurology.

Academic background

  • Professor of Neurology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1990-present) HEFCE funded
  • Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Director Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University
  • Director RCUK Centre for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle University
  • Lead NHS Highly Specialised Service for Rare Mitochondrial Disease of Adults and Children
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