Dr Amit Batla MBBS, MD, MA (Clin Ed) DM, FRCP is as a movement disorders specialist and consultant neurologist. He initially trained in India and moved to the UK in 2011. He was funded by the then European Neurological Society (now EAN) for a post doc movement disorders fellowship under Prof Kailash Bhatia at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, where he completed the rest of his neurology and movement disorders training. He became a consultant neurologist with the NHS in 2017 based at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and an honorary consultant at the Royal Free and Queen Square London. He leads the movement disorders clinics at Luton and Dunstable Hospital and jointly runs the movement disorders clinics at Queen Square London. He runs regular botulinum toxin injection clinics at the Royal Free Hospital and Luton. He runs specialist transition clinics for young people transitioning from Paediatric neurology services at Luton and at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He also jointly runs the rare movement disorders (RMD) clinics based at the new RMD Rare disease collaborative network (RDCNs) that overlap between Queen Square and GOSH.

He is an Associate Professor (teaching) and Principal Investigator in the Department of Clinical and Movement Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Neurology. He has published over 140 (as on Google Scholar) highly cited and impactful research papers in the field of dystonia and other movement disorders. He leads the Patient and Public involvement activities at Queen Square Movement Disorders Centre.

His current research is focused on dystonia, tremor, MSA and brain calcification. He is funded for his research through a Clinical and Academic Research Partnership grant (MRC/NIHR) to work with scientists based at Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging to study microstructural brain changes in tremor and Parkinson’s.