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Dr David Craufurd

Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neuropsychiatric Genetics

Qualifications: MB.BS. MSc. FRCPsych.

Registration: GMC 2299691

Professional bodies: Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Member of The British Neuropsychiatry Association, Movement Disorders Society, Clinical Genetics Society, British Society for Genetic Medicine, and European Society of Human Genetics.

Role: Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Neuropsychiatric Genetics

Contact: Tel +44 161 276 6510; Fax: +44 161 276 6145


Dr Craufurd studied medicine at London University (St. Bartholomew’s), qualifying in 1976. He moved to Manchester in 1979 to undertake postgraduate training in Psychiatry, and after completing this, switched to Clinical Genetics in 1986 to pursue an interest in genetic aspects of neuropsychiatric disorders. He took up his present post in 1990.

David’s clinical and research interests are concerned mainly with the neuropsychiatric aspects of Huntington’s disease (HD), and with the psychological and social impact of predictive DNA testing for late-onset genetic disorders. In 1992 he set up the UK’s first multidisciplinary management clinic for HD at Manchester Royal Infirmary, and remains actively involved in clinical research into HD nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European HD Network, leads the EHDN Behavioural Phenotype Working Group and is a former Secretary-General of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on HD.

Clinics: Huntington’s disease management clinics at Manchester Royal Infirmary and in Preston; Neuropsychiatric genetics clinic at Saint. Mary’s Hospital.