Daniel van Wamelen is a movement disorders neurologist currently working at the Parkinson’s Foundation Centre of Excellence at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London. He obtained his medical degree from Leiden University, the Netherlands, in 2008. Following this, he obtained his PhD entitled ‘Hypothalamic pathology in Huntington’s Disease’ at the same university with a large part of the work carried out at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. He trained as a neurologist at the Leiden University Medical Centre where he obtained his degree in 2016 after which he undertook a clinical movement disorders fellowship with Professor Bas Bloem before moving to the UK to work with Prof Ray Chaudhuri.
His clinical and research activities and interests are the non-motor aspects of movement disorders, in particular Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. The current focus of his research activities is on repurposing existing medication for Parkinson’s disease, such as the potential effect of Apomorphine on cerebral amyloid deposition, and wearable sensors for non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease.