Dr Chris McDermott

Reader and Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Department:
Neuroscience

Faculty:
Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Research Expertise:

  • Improving symptomatic management for patients with MND and neuromuscular diseases
  • Genetic and phenotypic characterisation of motor system disorders
  • Drug trials in MND

Contact:

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 2236
Email: c.j.mcdermott@sheffield.ac.uk
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Biography

The main thrust of Chris McDermott’s research programme is developing the evidence base for delivering supportive and symptomatic care for patients living with motor neuron disease. He is also interested in studying mechanisms of neurodegeneration, in order to develop treatments for patients with motor neuron disease and hereditary spastic paraplegia.

Current Research Projects:

  • Investigating optimal respiratory support for patients with MND
  • Establishing an evidence base for nutritional support in MND
  • Designing and evaluating assistive technologies for patients with neuromuscular weakness
  • Developing and evaluating novel service delivery mechanisms for patients with long term neurological conditions
  • Genetic and phenotypic characterisation of motor system disorders
  • Natural history study of motor system disorders
  • Collaborating with pharmaceutical companies in Phase 2 and 3 studies
  • Improving symptomatic management for patients with MND
  • Epidemiology of motor neuron disease
  • Models of neurodegeneration in motor system disorders