Clinical Research


The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre plays an active role in clinical research and runs a range of studies with the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) that involve both children and adults with muscular dystrophies. The CRF is a collaboration between Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Clinical research, including natural history studies and clinical trials, aims to find new and better ways to treat diseases. We currently have participants recruited into more than 20 clinical trials or natural history studies in neuromuscular disease. Through registries, biobanks, natural history studies and clinical trials, many patients have the option to participate in clinical research.


Dr Michela Guglieri

MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases at Newcastle
Institute of Genetic Medicine

+44 (0) 191 241 8610

Industry collaboration

As leading specialists in the neuromuscular field we have a proven track record of success in collaboration with commercial organisations around the world.