Dr David Craufurd studied medicine at London University (St Bartholomew’s), qualifying in 1976. He moved to Manchester in 1979 to undertake postgraduate training in psychiatry and, after completing this, switched to Clinical Genetics in 1986 to pursue an interest in genetic aspects of neuropsychiatric disorders. He took up his present post in 1990.
Dr Craufurd’s clinical and research interests are concerned mainly with the neuropsychiatric aspects of Huntington's disease (HD), and with the psychological and social impact of predictive DNA testing for late-onset genetic disorders. In 1992 he set up the UK’s first multidisciplinary management clinic for HD at Manchester Royal Infirmary and he remains actively involved in clinical research into HD nationally and internationally. Dr Craufurd is a member of the Executive Committee of the European HD Network, leads the EHDN Behavioural Phenotype Working Group and is a former Secretary-General of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on HD.
Member of The British Neuropsychiatry Association
British Society for Genetic Medicine
Clinical Genetics Society
European Society of Human Genetics
Movement Disorders Society
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
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