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Richard Edwards, MD, MBBS, FRCS, RFCS, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Southmead Hospital, UK

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Richard Edwards is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in the Departments of Neurosurgery at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Southmead Hospital, Bristol. He is the current Chair of the UK CSF Disorders group of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and a board member of the International Society for Hydrocephalus & CSF Disorders (Hydrocephalus Society). He was Congress President of the “Hydrocephalus 2014” international conference of the Hydrocephalus Society. He leads the Adult Hydrocephalus service in Bristol on of the largest such services in the UK. He graduated in 1994 from Imperial College, University of London and undertook neurosurgical training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, and Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.  In 2005/6 he was the Rittersporn Fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2002 he was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Mansell Research Fellowship. In 2003 he was awarded the Vesalius Prize by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. His doctorate thesis was on the endoscopic treatment of communicating hydrocephalus. His current research interests include ICP measurement in zero gravity environments (collaboration with NASA); shunt technology; and the clinical diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.