Dr Robert Pitceathly

Senior Clinical Research Associate

Dr Robert Pitceathly completed his preclinical and clinical medical degree at St Andrews’ and Manchester Universities before commencing post-graduate neurology training in Manchester. He subsequently undertook a PhD in Mitochondrial Diseases at the UCL Institute of Neurology before obtaining an NIHR academic clinical lecturer post in London. His research combines clinical observations with laboratory approaches to develop understanding of the molecular basis underpinning Mitochondrial Disorders and reveal fundamental insights into disease mechanisms, with the ultimate aim of developing treatments for patients with Mitochondrial Disease. From March 2017 Dr Pitceathly will take on the role of Senior Research Associate at the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, and will be actively involved in the weekly NHS England nationally commissioned mitochondrial clinic in addition to research studies in Mitochondrial Diseases.