BIO: Dr Richard Roxburgh is a neurologist at Auckland City Hospital and an A/Prof at the University of Auckland. He specialises in clinical assessments of people with neurogenetic diseases, such as Huntington’s disease (HD) and Neuromuscular disorders (NMD).
The main thrust of his neurogenetic work is obtaining clinical diagnoses for patients with HD and NMD. He organises appropriate multidisciplinary services to support people with these conditions, so that they are able to optimise their health and participation in society.
Dr Roxburgh is active in partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in New Zealand, writing a column for the quarterly In Touch magazine and acting on the MDA’s research trust.
He has just established the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research Neurogenetics Research Clinic which will be starting seeing people with neurogenetic diseases such as Friedreich’s ataxia in the next 2 months.