The Team

Professor Doug Turnbull


Director, Newcastle Centre for Brain Ageing & Vitality, Professor of Neurology


My major research interests are the role of mitochondrial DNA mutations in disease. Mitochondrial DNA disorders are a common group of inborn errors of metabolism and the diagnosis and management of patients with these defects has been a major interest of our group.

More recently we have been exploring the role of mitochondrial abnormalities in neurodegenerative disease, ageing and cancer.


Email: doug [DOT] turnbull [AT] ncl [DOT] ac [DOT] uk