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Professor David Bradley
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine


Professor Bradley is a consultant neurologist appointed to St James's Hospital since 2013, where he co-runs the Acute Stroke Service, provides specialist Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders clinics, and acts as the clinical lead for neurology services. He received his primary medical degree from University College Dublin in 2003. He completed the Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Neurology with the RCPI and received specialist registration in 2013. His training included a clinical research fellowship in Movement Disorders leading to a PhD with Trinity College Dublin in 2012. He was awarded the HSE Richard Steevens scholarship and completed subspecialty fellowships in Stroke and Neuro-Oncology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.

TEACHING: In his current role as Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Associate Professor St James's Hospital, he is engaged in the following teaching activities: Undergraduate: Supervision of TCD medical students (3rd and Final Year) attached to both neurology and stroke services. Setting questions and examining in the TCD Final Medicine Clinical Examinations. Supervision and teaching of elective students. Provision of didactic lectures to 3rd and final year TCD medical students. Provision of a tutorial series every Jan - Mar for final year medical students, focused in preparation for clinical examinations. Professor Bradley is the undergraduate teaching lead for Neurology at the SJH site. He was awarded the TCD Medical Student of the Year award in 2017. Postgraduate: Professor Bradley is appointed as the Joint National Specialty Director for the RCPI Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Neurology and also acts on the specialty training committee for the Rehabilitation Medicine Higher Specialist Training scheme of the RCPI. He am a faculty member of the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). He engages in SJH MRCPI tutorial programmes 2-3 times per year. He is also involved in the steering committee, lecture delivery, curriculum development and exam design for the RCPI Diploma in Stroke Medicine. He is a regular lecturer SJH Syncope International Teaching Conference. He also provides lectures to patient groups (e.g. through the Parkinson's Association of Ireland) and HCP groups (Nursing and MDT).

RESRARCH: Professor Bradley is engaged in several national and international studies - his main areas of interest are acute stroke management, stroke risk factors, movement disorders, cognitive disorders. His early work focused on adult-onset dystonia. Professor Bradley is the PI for the St James's site for the ELAN (Early versus Late initiation of direct oral Anticoagulants in post-ischaemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillatioN) trial (Switzerland). He is the site clinical lead for the AVERT DOSE trial (Australia), a collabotator the CONVINCE trial (HRB Stroke Clinical Trials Network, Ireland), the site lead for the HRB Stroke Clinical Trials Network Ireland and a member of the European DLB Consortium (Dementia with Lewy Bodies) and a member of the Dementia Trials Advisory Group for the recently funded HRB Dementia Clinical Trials Network.

QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS: Primary Medical Degree MB BCh BAO (UCD); PhD in Neural Engineering (TCD); Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI); Higher Diploma in Statistics (TCD); Faculty Member, Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI); Fellow of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO); Diploma in Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases (RCPI); Member of the Movement Disorders Society (MDS); Member of the Irish Neurological Association (INA); Member Irish Consultant Neurologist Association Movement Disorders Group (ICNA); Irish Hospital Consultants Association New-Entrant Committee (IHCA); Member of the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF); Stroke Committee of the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Richard G, Redmond A, Penugonda M, Bradley D., Parkinson's Disease Medication Prescribing and Administration During Unplanned Hospital Admissions., Movement disorders clinical practice, 9, (3), 2022, p334-339 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

McKenna MC, Al-Hinai M, Bradley D, Doran E, Hunt I, Hutchinson S, Langan Y, O'Rourke D, Qasem R, Redmond J, Troy E, Doherty CP., Patients' Experiences of Remote Neurology Consultations during the COVID-19 Pandemic, European Neurology, 83, (6), 2021, p622 - 625 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

McDermott A, Murphy N, Bradley D, Designing a service evaluation tool for service users with mild-moderate stage Parkinson's disease, European Journal of Physiotherapy, 23, (4), 2021, p266- Journal Article, 2021 DOI

McKenna MC, McNicholas N, Fearon C, Bradley D., Recurrent Hypothalamic Dysfunction in Seropositive Neuromyelitis Optica., Neurology. Clinical practice, 11, (6), 2021, pe911-e912 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Fearon C, Lonergan R, Ferguson D, Byrne S, Bradley D, Langan Y, Redmond J., Very-late-onset Friedreich's ataxia: Diagnosis in a kindred with late-onset cerebellar ataxia, Practical Neurology, 1, (20), 2020, p55 - 58 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Bogdanova-Mihaylova, P., Burke, D., O"Dwyer, J.P., Bradley, D., Williams, J.A., Cronin, S.J., Smyth, S., Murphy, R.P., Murphy, S.M., Wall, C., McCabe, D.J.H., Aciclovir-induced acute kidney injury in patients with `suspected viral encephalitis" encountered on a liaison neurology service, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2018, p1-4 Journal Article, 2018

Mello S, Judge C, Kelly R, Bradley D, Harbison J., A Systematic Review of the Causes and Management of Nonthrombotic Embolic Stroke of Tissue Origin., Stroke research and treatment, 2018, 2018, p8092862 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Judge C, Mello S, Bradley D, Harbison J., A Systematic Review of the Causes and Management of Ischaemic Stroke Caused by Nontissue Emboli., Stroke research and treatment, 2017, 2017, p7565702 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Iyer P.M, Fagan A.J, Meaney J.F, Colgan N.C, Meredith S.D, Driscoll D.O, Curran K.M, Bradley D, Redmond J, Horizontal nystagmus and multiple sclerosis using 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 185, (4), 2016, p881-886 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Ntlholang O, Walsh S, Bradley D, Harbison J, Identifying palliative care issues in inpatients dying following stroke., Irish journal of medical science, 185, (3), 2016, p741-4 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Reidy M, Kinane J, Bradley D, Harbison J, McDonagh R, Cold, hard cash: Clinical assessment of stereognosis using common objects and coins in older subjects., European Geriatric Medicine, 7, (2), 2016, p180- Journal Article, 2016 DOI

McDonagh R, Bradley D, Harbison J., Urgent Decisions and a Tight Spot: Embolic Infarction of a Herniated Cerebellar Tonsil, BMJ Case Reports, 2016, pbcr2016215299 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Lonergan R, Kinsella K, Fitzpatrick P, Duggan M, Jordan S, Bradley D, Hutchinson M, Tubridy N., Unmet needs of multiple sclerosis patients in the community., Multiple sclerosis and related disorders, 4, (2), 2015, p144-150 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Ntlholang O, McDonagh R, Nicholson S, Brett F, Bradley D, Harbison J., Is intimal hyperplasia associated with cranial arterial stenosis in cannabis-associated cerebral infarction?, International Journal of Stroke, 10, (6), 2015, pE56 - E58 Journal Article, 2015

Budini F, Lowery MM, Hutchinson M, Bradley D, Conroy L, De Vito G., Dexterity training improves manual precision in patients affected by essential tremor., Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 95, (4), 2014, p705-710 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Bradley D, Rees J., Updates in the management of high-grade glioma., Journal of neurology, 261, (4), 2014, p651-654 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Hutchinson M, Kimmich O, Molloy, A. Whelan R, Williams L, Bradley D, Balsters J, Molloy F, Lynch T, Healy D, Walsh C, O'Riordan S, Reilly R, Temporal discrimination, a cervical dystonia endophenotype penetrance and functional correlates, Movement Disorders, 29, (6), 2014, p804- Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ntlholang O, Mahon O, Bradley D, Harbison JA, Does hyperostosis frontalis interna have any clinical relevance in stroke patients?, QJM. The Quarterly Journal of Medicine, 107, (9), 2014, p783 - 784 Journal Article, 2014

Bradley D, Rees J., Brain tumour mimics and chameleons., Practical neurology, 13, (6), 2013, p359-371 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Sadnicka A, Kimmich O, Pisarek C, Ruge D, Galea J, Kassavetis P, Pareés I, Saifee T, Molloy A, Bradley D, O'Riordan S, Zrinzo L, Hariz M, Bhatia KP, Limousin P, Foltynie T, Rothwell JC, Hutchinson M, Edwards MJ., Pallidal stimulation for cervical dystonia does not correct abnormal temporal discrimination., Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 28, (13), 2013, p1874-1877 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Bradley D, Cronin S, Kinsella JA, Tobin WO, Mahon C, O'Brien M, Lonergan R, Cooney MT, Kennelly S, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Coughlan T, Smyth S, McCabe DJ, Frequent inaccuracies in ABCD(2) scoring in non-stroke specialists' referrals to a daily Rapid Access Stroke Prevention service., Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 332, (1-2), 2013, p30-4 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Graham I, Cooney MT, Bradley D, Dudina A, Reiner Z., Dyslipidemias in the prevention of cardiovascular disease: risks and causality., Current cardiology reports, 14, (6), 2012, p709-720 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Bradley D, Whelan R, Kimmich O, O'Riordan S, Mulrooney N, Brady P, Walsh R, Reilly RB, Hutchinson S, Molloy F, Hutchinson M, Temporal discrimination thresholds in adult-onset primary torsion dystonia: an analysis by task type and by dystonia phenotype., Journal of neurology, 259, (1), 2012, p77-82 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

O'Connor G, Bradley D, McNamara P, Connolly S, Langan Y, Redmond J., Late-onset CMT phenotype caused by a novel mutation in the MPZ gene, European Journal of Neurology, 19, 2012, p65 - 66 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kimmich O, Bradley D, Whelan R, Mulrooney N, Reilly RB, Hutchinson S, O'Riordan S, Hutchinson M, Sporadic adult onset primary torsion dystonia is a genetic disorder by the temporal discrimination test., Brain : a journal of neurology, 134, (Pt 9), 2011, p2656-63 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Bradley D, O'Riordan S, Hutchinson M, Familial adolescent onset scoliosis and segmental dystonia., European Neurological Journal, 2, (2), 2010, p87- Journal Article, 2010 URL

Bradley, D., Whelan, R., Walsh, R., O'Dwyer, J., Reilly, R., Hutchinson, S., Molloy, F., Hutchinson, M., Comparing endophenotypes in adult-onset primary torsion dystonia, Movement Disorders, 25, (1), 2010, p84-90 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Bradley D, Whelan R, Walsh R, Reilly RB, Hutchinson S, Molloy F, Hutchinson M, Temporal discrimination threshold: VBM evidence for an endophenotype in adult onset primary torsion dystonia., Brain, 132, (Pt 9), 2009, p2327-2335 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

Walsh, Richard, O'Dwyer, John P., O'Riordan, Sean, Bradley, David, Moroney, Joan, Hutchinson, Michael, Cervical dystonia presenting as a phenocopy in an Irish SCA2 family, Movement Disorders, 24, (3), 2009, p466-467 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

McHugh JC, Bradley D, Hutchinson M, Brett F, Heffernan J, Howley R, Farrell M, Tubridy N., Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: first two indigenous cases in Republic of Ireland. Case report and perspective., European journal of neurology, 14, (4), 2007, p467-469 Journal Article, 2007 DOI


Awards and Honours

Kirwan Medal in Ophthalmology (UCD) 2003

Goeffrey J Bourke Medal in Public Health (UCD) 2002

Henry Hutchinson Prize (2nd place) in Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology 2002

O'Ferrall Gold Medicine in Surgery (St. Vincent's University Hospital) 2003

1941 Medal (UCD) 2003

Reuben Harvey Memorial Prize (RCPI) 2003

Henry Hutchinson Prize (1st place) in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2003

Harold Millar Prize (Irish Neurological Association) 2009

Uschi Tschabitscher Prize for Young Neurologists (European Federation of Neurological Science) 2009

David Mardsen Award (European Dystonia Federation) 2011

Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience Publications Prize 2011

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Doctor Award 2012

Stroke Conference Award (Irish Heart Foundation) 2012

Dr Richard Steevens Award (HSE) 2012

Medical Teacher of the Year Award (TCD) 2016