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Professor Neil Robertson

Professor Neil Robertson

Clinical Professor of Neurology, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

School of Medicine

+44 (0)29 2074 5403
4th Floor, B-C Link Corridor, Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN


Multiple Sclerosis: Over the last 8 years we have built a comprehensive clinical service for MS across south east Wales, integrating academic research projects and working closely with NHS staff. This has allowed us to develop a large epidemiological resource for cross sectional and longitudinal studies of Multiple Sclerosis as well as developing a parallel biobank for DNA, serum and CSF samples. Our long term aim is to identify reliable clinical and biochemical markers of prognosis in order to direct therapeutic interventions in a disease which has a notoriously variable outcome. We have developed collaborations with Cambridge University and the IMSGC for studies into genetic susceptibility in MS and also have a programme of clinical trials.

Ataxia: we have recently completed a series of genetic and epidemiological studies into late onset ataxia in south Wales identifying and documenting prevalence, aetiology and providing an explanation for disease frequency of certain subsets within this population.


Education and qualifications

  • MBBS London 1986
  • MRCP London 1992
  • MD London 1996
  • FRCP 2002

Career profile

  • Senior Lecturer in Neurology, Cardiff University 1999 to current
  • Honorary Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of Wales 1999 to current
  • Senior Lecturer in Neurology, University of Cambridge, 1997-1999
  • Lecturer in Neurology, University of Cambridge, 1995-1997
  • Clinical Research Registrar, University of Cambridge, 1992-1995

Peer Esteem

  • Medical Advisor to the MS Society
  • Medical advisor Ataxia UK
  • Honorary Treasurer Association of British Neurologists 2018-current


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Member of the neuroscience panel, co-ordinator for year three neuroscience and neuroscience exam officer for intermediate MB

Research interests:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Ataxia