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Steering Committee

The DMD Registry Steering Committee 

A Steering Committee is made up of at least five senior health professionals and researchers who are responsible for authorising and approving all access to the Registry by any researcher and/or health professional for the purposes of a specific research project or for the purposes of a specific course of treatment.


Members of the Steering Committee:

Dr Stephen Abbs (molecular geneticist) [Chair]

Director of Genetics Laboratories

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Addenbrooke’s Hospital


Dr Emma Ashton (molecular geneticist)

Clinical Scientist

North East Thames Regional Genetics Service

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust


Therese Bradley (molecular geneticist)

Prinicipal Clinical Scientist

West of Scotland Genetic Services


Prof Kate Bushby (clinician)

Neuromuscular Genetics

Institute of Genetic Medicines

International Centre for Life

Nick Catlin (parent representative)

Co-founder of Action Duchenne


Mark Chapman (patient representative)


Dr Anne-Marie Childs (clinician)

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Leeds General Infirmary


Prof. Hanns Lochmuller (TREAT-NMD Alliance Neuromuscular Network)

Experimental Myology

Newcastle University

International Centre for Life


Dr Jo McCauley (molecular geneticist)

(Formerly of Molecular Genetic Laboratory at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital)


Dr. Karen Naismith (clinician)

Consultant Paediatric

Ninewells Hospital & Medical School


Dr. Ros Quinlivan (clinician)

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery


Angela Stringer (DMD Registry Curator)




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