Professor David Burn
Pro-vice Chancellor Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University and Director of the NHIP
Professor Burn is an internationally recognised expert in movement disorders, in particular dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease. Born in the North East he was appointed as a Consultant Neurologist and Senior Lecturer in Newcastle in 1994.
“The ethos I try to instil is how our research can have impact and make a difference. The University uses knowledge to tackle real world problems. However, it is sometimes seen as separate from our local community. Being part of the NHIP shows our clear commitment to improving the lives of people here in the North East of England and North Cumbria, and beyond. Combining our expertise and knowledge with the outstanding qualities of our other partners we aim to generate better answers to the problems and inequalities facing our region.”