University of Edinburgh

David E. Breen is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the Wellcome Trust. He completed neurology and research training in Cambridge and London (UK), before moving to Toronto as an Edmond J. Safra Movement Disorders Fellow under the mentorship of Prof. Tony Lang. He returned to Edinburgh in 2018, where he specializes in the assessment and treatment of people with all types of movement disorders. He is particularly interested in Parkinson’s disease: his research focuses on identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for this condition. He is particularly interested in the influence of sleep and circadian disruption on brain health. He is a Lead Clinical Investigator for the Dundee-Edinburgh Parkinson’s Research Initiative.