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Locations - U.K. - Study Site Aberdeen -
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Clinic information

GRAMPIAN HD SERVICE, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT :  DR ZOSIA MIEDZYBRODZKA
  •  3 HD Management clinics per month
  •  8 General Genetic clinics (including predictive testing for HD) per month
  •  Research clinic 
One HD Management clinic is held in Inverness with the rest being held in Aberdeen city. Both locations are reached easily by road and rail.
For more specific information, please contact Dr Sheila A Simpson on Tel:  01224 552120      Fax:  01224 559390      e-mail: s.a.simpson@abdn.ac.uk
Clinical Genetics Centre, Argyll House, Cornhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZR

 

The HD team

  • Dr Zosia Miedzybrodzka: Consultant in Medical Genetics,Clinical Genetics Centre, Ground Floor, Ashgrove House
  • Dr Fiona Summers: Clinical Neuropsychologist, NHS Grampian
  • Prof John Crawford: Professor, School of Psychology, College of Life Sciences, University of Aberdeen and Honorary Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist. NHS Grampian. Adjunct Professor in Psychology, Flinders University of South Australia
  • Daniela Rae: Research Nurse, EHDN site co-ordinator
  • Annette Le Saout: Grampian Huntington’s Disease Advisor
  • Karen Keenan: Huntington’s Youth Advisor, Scottish Huntington’s Association

Research interests

  • Psychosocial aspects of clinical genetics
  • Communication and sharing of risk information in HD and families with cancer
  • Problems of young people in HD families
  • The partner in the HD relationship
  • Capacity in HD and fronto executive functioning deficit in HD
  • Expression recognition and emotion recognition in HD
  • Prospective assessment of HD gene carriers
  • PREDICT - premorbid assessments in gene carriers in HD
  • European HD: chairs working party on Standards of Care in HD
  • Effects of a Food Supplement on cognitive and motor function in HD