UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Prof. K. Bhatia

Head of the Clinical Movement Disorders Group

Prof. Kailash Bhatia is a Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Clinical and Movement Neuroscience Department at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the affiliated National Hospital for Neurology (NHNN), Queen Square. Prof. Bhatia obtained his basic medical degree and neurology training in Mumbai India and further training in neurogenetics and movement disorders with the late Professor’s Anita Harding and David Marsden. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN).

Prof. Bhaita's main research interest is in movement disorders, merging clinical, electrophysiological and genetic methods to study the pathophysiology of conditions like dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. He authored over 520 publications including more than 480 peer reviewed papers. He has extensive teaching experience and has been invited to speak at various International and National Forums including the annual International Movement Disorders society meeting, AAN , ABN, ENS, EAN and more. Prof.  Bhatia has had more then 40 research fellows and trainees over the yers, coming from UK and abroad, many of whom have gone on to develop successful academic careers and assume leadership roles in the field of movement disorders.

Prof. Bhatia is the founding and current Editor of Movement Disorders Clinical Practise Journal (MDCP), having been Associate Editor of the Movement Disorders Journal (MDJ) for over 4 years. He has been a grant reviewer for Telethon, Inserm France, UK PD society and others, he is a medical advisor to the UK Dystonia society and has been on the scientific board of the Bachman Struass trust amongst others.

Prof. Bhatia has been chairman of the Movement Disorders subcommittee of the European Neurological Society (ENS) and is a delegate member of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and a member of the movement disorders subcommittee. He has an active role in the International Parkinsons disease and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) which he joined over 20 years ago and has served on various committees of the MDS including the International Executive Committee (IEC) and the Central Science Programme Committee (CSPC). He has been on various task forces of the MDS and recently completed two successful works including the new consensus definition of Dystonia (Albanese, Bhatia et al, MDJ 2013) and acting as chairman for the classification of tremor MDS subcommittee (Bhatia et al, Movement Disorders 2018).  


For more information about group members, ongoing research and clinical services please visit the Clinical Movement Disorders Group website.