Our unique partnership between neurology, neuropsychiatry and interdisciplinary rehabilitation therapies.
professor mark edwards, CONSULTANT NEUROLOGIST
Professor Mark Edwards is a neurologist who studies how the brain controls movement and how abnormalities of movement occur in people with neurological illness. He holds the Eleanor Peel Chair for the Study of Ageing at St George's, University of London.
He leads the Motor Control and Movement Disorder Group which is comprised of neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, physiotherapists and basic scientists. As a group they use psychophysical and neurophysiological techniques to study motor control and how it is disrupted in common movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, functional movement disorders, and Tourette’s syndrome. There is a focus on movement disorders associated with ageing, in particular Parkinson’s disease, with ongoing studies relating to gait disturbance, falls and cognitive decline – all issues which particularly affect older people.
There is a strong clinical and translational component to the work, using the group’s clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of people with movement disorders. They are especially interested in the use of rehabilitative techniques (both physical and cognitive/psychological) in treatment of people with movement disorders and with the overlap between psychiatry and neurology.
Professor Edwards graduated in Medicine at the Royal London Hospital in 1997. He did his PhD at the UCL Institute of Neurology with Professor John Rothwell and Professor Kailash Bhatia using electrophysiological techniques to understand the pathophysiology of dystonia. Following completion of his specialist training he was awarded an NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship to study the pathophysiology of Functional Movement Disorders. He was then a Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology before joining St George’s in September 2015.
He is widely published in the movement disorders field, and is a frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings. He is the recipient of the Jon Stolk Award for Young Movement Disorder researcher, the Uschi Tschbacher award for Movement Disorder research from the EFNS and the David Marsden Award for Dystonia research from the European Dystonia Society.
Dr michael dilley, CONSULTANT NEUROPSYCHIATRIST
Dr Mike Dilley is a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Neurorehabilitation and has specialist interests in traumatic and acquired brain injury and severe and complex functional neurological disorder that requires interdisciplinary rehabilitation.
In his NHS practice, Dr Dilley provides input across the entire integrated care pathway for patients with neuropsychiatric needs associated with brain injury and functional neurological disorder, seeing patients in neurological intensive care; on the acute brain injury and neurology units at St George’s Hospital; at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton; and in outpatients at The Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre, Wolfson Vocational Rehabilitation Programme and Wandsworth Community Neurorehabilitation Team. As such, Dr Dilley will often support a patient’s recovery along their entire journey from acute care to a return to the community. He is also the Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at The Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, Putney. He is a member of the Clinical Reference Groups in Neuroscience and Complex Disability at NHS England; the Faculty of Neuropsychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists and British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr Dilley completed his training at The Maudsley, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and Institute of Psychiatry. Before starting his neuropsychiatry consultant career at The Maudsley Hospital in 2011, he worked for five years as a General Adult & Community Consultant Psychiatrist and Inpatient Clinical Lead in the Borough of Westminster and was Honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Queen Square, managing patients with functional neurological disorder.