Neurology - School of Medicine Dundee

Part of the School of Dundee and NHS Tayside

Dr Tom Gilbertson

My main area of interest is understanding the pathophysiology of human movement disorders. I completed my PhD at the Institute of Neurology, UCL in 2008. This explored the role of pathological oscillatory activity in the basal ganglia in the expression of symptoms in Parkinsons disease and the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation. This was followed by postdoctoral  research at NYU Medical centre and UCL were I developed a mathematical model of Parkinson’s  tremor.

I was appointed  clinical lecturer in Neurology, University of Dundee in 2014. I designed the first functional MRI study of Scottish neurology patients. This study was funded by a Dystonia society seed grant and aims to explore pathological dopaminergic signalling in focal dystonia using fMRI.

My main areas of clinical interest are in the diagnosis and management of focal dystonia and tremor. I was appointed consultant neurologist in NHS Tayside in January 2017 and have established a EMG-guided botulinum toxin clinic for complex dystonia patients. 


Consultant Neurologist
Dept of Neurology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY
(01382) 632501
(01382) 425739
Ms Susan Muir
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