Dr Roger A. Barker is a University Reader in Clinical Neuroscience and Honorary Consultant in Neurology at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He trained at the University of Oxford and the University of London and has held his current position since 2000, having completed an Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship just prior to this.
His main interests are in the neurodegenerative disorders of the nervous system in particular Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. He combines basic research looking at cell therapies to treat these conditions with clinically based work on defining the natural history and heterogeneity of both Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. He is a member of Parkinson’s Disease Research Advisory Panel, the Medical Research Council Stem cell Liaison Committee and is co-editor in chief of the journals ACNR and the Journal of Neurology.