Kate Bushby Kate Bushby - Secretariat

Professor of Neuromuscular Genetics - Newcastle University

Prof. Kate Bushby MD FRCP is a Professor of Neuromuscular Genetics. She is a clinical academic with joint appointments between Newcastle University and the NHS. The Muscle Team within the Institute of Genetic Medicine is a partner in the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, of which Prof Bushby is Deputy Director.

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Volker Straub Volker Straub - Secretariat

Professor of Neuromuscular Genetics - Newcastle University

Professor Volker Straub is joint co-ordinator of TREAT-NMD, executive board member of the World Muscle Society and executive board member of the Institute of Human Genetics at Newcastle University.

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Joanne Lee Joanne Lee - Secretariat

TACT Project Assistant - Newcastle University

Joanne has worked with TREAT-NMD for some time and is involved in many activities in the Secretariat. She has had particular responsibilities for supporting the post-marketing Surveillance registry project, patient registries and conference organisation. Joanne also part of the TACT Secretariat based at Newcastle University and supports the administration of the review process and the organisation of the face-to-face meetings.

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Cathy Turner Cathy Turner - Secretariat

DMD Programme and TACT Coordinator - Newcastle University

Cathy Turner is Duchenne Programme and TACT Coordinator at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre. Cathy has also been responsible for supporting the NeurOmics project with significant involvement in communications, data-sharing and ethics. Prior to this she was the communications officer for BIO-NMD. In addition, Cathy works closely with patient organisations on improving patient and family involvement in neuromuscular research and is part of a small team currently developing interactive digital tools to support children taking part in paediatric clinical trials.

Cathy has a background in journal publishing with Elsevier Science and Emerald Insight and then worked as a science teacher for 5 years before joining the team here at Newcastle University. She has a degree in biochemistry, a post-graduate teaching certificate in science and a Masters in Business Administration.

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Michael Hails Michael Hails

Web Development Officer - Newcastle University

Michael joined the TREAT-NMD team in March 2009 and is responsible for maintaining and developing the TREAT-NMD website.