Reta Lila Weston Institute

Professor Tom Warner, Director

Professor Tom Warner, BA, BM, BCh, PhD, FRCP


Professor Thomas Warner graduated from the University of Oxford in 1984 with a BA in physiological sciences. He qualified as a Medical Practitioner in 1987 and his clinical education was at the University of Oxford School of Medicine.

He completed his post-graduate medical education and obtained his MRCP in 1990 and FRCP in 2002. His higher neurological training was at the Royal Free Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and King’s College Hospital, London. He was appointed Lecturer in Neurogenetics at the Institute of Neurology and obtained his PhD at the University of London. He was later appointed Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital and Honorary Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and UCL Institute of Neurology. In 2002 he was promoted to Reader in Clinical Neuroscience at the Royal Free and University College London.

In 2011 he was promoted to Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Neurology and he delivered his inaugural lecture in 2012. The same year he succeeded Professor Andrew Lees as Director of the Reta Lila Weston Institute at UCL Institute of Neurology.

Professor Warner is a member of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) and the Movement Disorders Society and Medical Advisor to the UK charity “Dystonia Society”. He serves on the Scientific advisory committee and membership committee for the Movement Disorders Society and Teaching and Education committee for the ABN. He is on the management committee for the EU COST funded project on dystonia syndromes. He has served on the editorial board for the Movement Disorders Journal and as associate editor for the European Journal of Neurology. Professor Warner was awarded the Vera Down Award for Parkinson’s disease project alpha-synuclein in 1998. He was involved in developing the Multidisciplinary Huntington’s disease clinic at NHNN which received and NHS Good Practice Award in 2005.

His major research interests are into the cellular pathogenesis of hereditary movement disorders including dystonia and parkinsonism as well as clinical studies in Huntington’s disease and experimental therapeutic trials in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

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Fax:   +44-20-7278 4993
Email: t.warner[at]

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