Dr Rajiv Mohanraj PhD

Rajiv has a sub speciality interest in epilepsy, and runs the Greater Manchester Regional Epilepsy service. He is particularly interested in disorders of consciousness, blackouts, drug resistant epilepsy and surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Rajiv has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters on epilepsy. He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists and the International League Against Epilepsy. He is also an Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Manchester.


Dr Matthew Jones MD

Matt is a consultant neurologist at Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, UK. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester

His clinical interests are general and acute neurology with sub-specialization in cognitive neurology. His research interests are in the clinical, genetic and pathological classification of focal dementia syndromes

His teaching interests lie in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. He is academic lead for year 4 of the MBChB programme in Manchester and has particular expertise in the use of mobile learning and technology.

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Dr Christopher Kobylecki PhD

Chris is a Consultant Neurologist at Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

He completed a PhD focused on mechanisms of L-DOPA-induced abnormal involuntary movements in Parkinson’s disease (PD) whilst undertaking higher clinical training in Neurology. He undertook postdoctoral research focused on the use of PET and MR imaging in parkinsonian syndromes and neurodegenerative dementias.

Chris runs a specialist Movement Disorder clinic and is involved in the regional service for patients with atypical parkinsonism and dystonia. His research interests include motor complications of PD, cognitive and non-motor disorders in PD and atypical parkinsonism, and dystonia.

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Dr Monty Silverdale PhD

I am a Consultant Neurologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at Manchester University.

I jointly run the Salford Royal Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders service. I have recently been appointed Chair of the UK Parkinson’s disease Clinical Studies group, which organises Parkinson’s disease research throughout the UK. My research interests include pain in Parkinson’s disease, biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease, and Deep Brain Stimulation.


Dr James

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James is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and Neurology SpR at the Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre.

He actively participates in the acute neurology service at Salford Royal and is particularly interested in the evaluation of patients with complex neuromuscular syndromes, working closely with the neuromuscular MDT at Salford.

James has recently completed a PhD in inflammatory muscle disease. This included evaluation of the usefulness of muscle MRI, investigation of serum muscle enzymes in the estimation of disease activity and identification of cardiac involvement in myositis and further elucidation of the relevance of anti-cN-1A autoantibodies in patients with inclusion body myositis.


Dr Tim Myles Lavin

Dr Lavin graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2006. He completed his General Medical Training in the North West, before working and travelling in New Zealand for a year. He started his Specialist Neurology Training in 2011 in the North West gaining experience in General Neurology, before developing a special interest in Peripheral Nerve Disorders and Medical Education. He began as a Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in Peripheral Neuropathy at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in 2017. He is a Honorary Clinical Lecturer with the University of Manchester. He has a Specialist Tertiary Neuropathy Service based at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, caring for rare Inflammatory and Genetic Neuropathies. He has subsequently led nationally on Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin for Inflammatory Neuropathy.

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Dr Harry Tucker

Dr Tucker is a Neurology SpR at The Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences.

Harry graduated in 2012 from The University of Manchester. He has a keen interest in medical education and a growing interest in acute neurology. Prior to starting his training in neurology Harry spent a year as a clinical teaching fellow in Neurology at the Royal Preston Hospital.


Dr Rachael Power

Rachael is a Neurology Registrar at The Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences.

She graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008. She has an interest in movement disorders and functional neurological disorders.

Rachael has an interest in medical education. She has been a tutor for the undergraduate departments in the North West since she was a Core Medical Trainee. Since becoming a registrar she has taken an increasing role in delivering postgraduate medical education. She is currently working with the British Medical Journal to revise the acute neurology topics in BMJ Best Practice.