Dr Chris Kipps MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PhD is the Principle Investigator for the Euro-HD study in Southampton. He is the Consultant Neurologist for the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust and also a general consultant neurologist at Winchester and Andover. His specialty is Neurology and has a sub-specialty of Cognitive disorders. He trained in general neurology in Sydney before working as a movement disorder fellow for a year. This was followed by a year as a clinical fellow in Oxford. He then did a PhD in Cambridge in Cognitive Disorders before moving to Southampton General Hospital in 2007.
Care Group - Neurosciences Wessex Neurological Centre Room NA125 A level, Mailpoint 101 Southampton General Hospital Tremona Road Southampton SO16 6YD
For research enquires contact: Lesley Mackinnon, Research Co-ordinator email:
Participants in the Euro-HD REGISTRY study are seen at the National Institute of Health Research Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, which is based at Southampton General Hospital. For some assessments it may be possible to be seen at home.
The Multidisciplinary Research/Clinical Team includes:
Dr Chris Kipps - Consultant Neurologist
Dr Boyd Ghosh - Consultant Neurologist
Elaine Hayward - Research Sister
Ines Nascimento Research Sister at WTCRF
Veena Agarwal - Research Therapist
Jessica Hensman Genetic Counsellor
Fiona Chaabane Clinical Nurse Specialist
Lesley Mackinnon - Research Coordinator
UHS run Huntington's disease clinics 6 times a year. Staff at UHS are working to improve the service for people with Huntington's disease and their family. They work closely with the Huntington Disease Association support staff for Hampshire and the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service. UHS also run research studies involving people with a younger onset dementia.