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Locations - U.K. - Study Site Southampton -

About Us

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Dr Chris Kipps Consultant Neurologist

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.

Contact details

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Care Group - Neurosciences
Wessex Neurological Centre
Room NA125 A level, Mailpoint 101
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road
SO16 6YD

Tel: 023 81 205434 (Dr Kipps' secretary, Ms Rosalind Harlow )

For research enquires contact:
Lesley Mackinnon, Research Co-ordinator
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.
For up to date information on research studies running at UHS please contact the research administrator or visit the UHS website here: http://www.uhs.nhs.uk/OurServices/Brainspineandneuromuscular/Neurology/Cognitive-disorders/Our-research.aspx


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To reach us by public transport:

SouthWest trains to Southampton Airport Parkway, then number 10 bus to Southampton General Hospital.

For more information on getting to SGH by public transport or for directions by car and information on car parking, please visit: