UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology



The UCL Movement Disorders Centre (MDC) was established in 2017 with the goal of advancing scientific research and applying it toward better patient care.

The UCL Movement Disorders Centre (MDC) brings together patients, clinicians, data, discovery research programmes and experimental medicine trials in order to make the next key breakthroughs for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other movement disorders. Through our world-class research, we aim to gain a better understanding of the causes, effects, biological mechanisms and treatment of movement disorders. Our members are UCL clinical academics and movement disorders specialist clinicians working across affiliated hospitals: University College London Hospital (UCLH), The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square and the Royal Free London Hospital.

The centre is part of the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences of the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The Department undertakes world-leading basic and clinical research across the spectrum of movement disorders, their causes and treatments.