Adult neuromuscular research
In addition to the weekly specialist Neuromuscular and Motor Neuron Disease clinics and regular education sessions offered by the Adult Neuromuscular Team at Southmead Hospital, and as part of the wider Neuromuscular research drive in the South West, we are pleased to announce the inauguration of the adult section of the Bristol Neuromuscular Research Group. The Group is led by Consultant Neuromuscular Specialists, Dr Andria Merrison and Dr Stefen Brady.
The Adult Neuromuscular Team is committed to providing the highest level of evidence based care to patients and we believe that involvement in high quality research is one the keys to driving improvements in patients care.
The aim of the Adult Bristol Neuromuscular Research Group is to forward the understanding and treatment of individuals affected by Neuromuscular disorders through:
- Coordinating Neuromuscular research activity locally, fostering and supporting original research in NBT, and participating in large national and international studies.
- Giving individuals attending our clinics and throughout the Southwest the opportunity to participate in high quality clinical and laboratory based research studies.
- Collaborating with Neuromuscular charitable bodies, research groups within North Bristol Trust and Bristol University, and with external Neuromuscular researcher groups.
Dr Merrison and Dr Brady have both trained in internationally renowned Neuromuscular research centres in Oxford and London and have a wide range of national and international research experience.
Areas of particular research interest are Motor Neuron Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Inflammatory Myopathy (Myositis), Myasthenia Gravis and stem cell therapy.