Paediatric Neurosciences Research Group
The Paediatric Neurosciences Research Group is made up of research active paediatric neurologists and neuropsychologists from The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. The aim is to support research activity in paediatric neurosciences, including facilitating multicentre studies, supervising postgraduate research students, and working alongside the Children’s Clinical Research Facility.
The neuromuscular team, consisting of Dr Iain Horrocks (PI), Sister Jennifer Dunne (Trial Co-ordinator), Marina Di Marco (Clinical Evaluator), Sarah Brown (Assistant) and Rachel Mochrie (Dietitian), have participated in the FOR-DMD double blinded trial for corticosteriods since 2013 which aims to look at the optimum steroid regime for boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This trial is a multicentred world wide trial and the first of its kind. The team have recruited 8 boys to the trial after screening 18. The trial should complete in August 2018. The neuromuscular team have just secured funding for the HUB in Newcastle, to expand the service to cater for more trials within Greater Glasgow and Clyde and will be commencing two further trials for DMD in 2018.
Dr Liam Dorris
Liam Dorris is a Consultant Neuropsychologist at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow. As well as being lead clinician for the NHS paediatric neuropsychology service, Dr Dorris leads a clinical research group looking at cognitive disorders and psychosocial issues in paediatric neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. Dr Dorris is also affiliated with the Institute of Mental Health and Wellbeing.