Dr Richard Armstrong is a Consultant Neurologist practicing at the Berkshire Clinic. He has been a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire and Oxford University Hospitals since 2011.
Dr Armstrong diagnoses and treats patients with all neurological problems. He has particular expertise in migraine and headache disorders and set up the Headache service in Reading. He can assess and deliver specialist treatments for migraine and other headaches including monoclonal antibodies, botulinum toxin and cranial nerve blocks.
He is a member of the International Headache Society. Dr Armstrong also leads the Epilepsy Clinic in Reading and sees large numbers of patients with blackouts and suspected seizures.
His key research interest is in Huntington’s disease. He runs the regional clinical service for this condition and is the UK-chief and principal investigator for a number of international clinical trials as well as research projects at the Universities of Oxford and Reading. He is active in the European Huntington’s Disease Network.
Dr Armstrong graduated from Cambridge University with a double First class degree in Neuroscience. He went on to complete a PhD researching treatments for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, resulting in over a dozen publications. He has authored over 40 publications. He completed his medical training in Oxford where he graduated top of the year. His general professional training was in London and Australia, including several periods at the National Hospital for Neurology. He has been a senior clinical lecturer in neurology at Oxford University, and is a member of the Association of British Neurologists.
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