Paola Giunti


Paola Giunti studied medicine at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She completed her training in neurology in the same university and obtained her PhD researching neurogenetic disorders and the dominant ataxias.
She is now Professorial Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Movement Neurosciences at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and Honorary Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
She established the first Ataxia Centre at the NHNN in 2005, a robust model of translational clinical service. This has been accredited as the first centre of clinical excellence in the UK by Ataxia UK and more recently by the National Ataxia Foundation, charities of ataxia patients in the UK and USA respectively. On this model, two other centres have been established in the UK. In this setting she has established the first Ataxia Multidisciplinary clinic that sees a Neurologist specialised in ataxia together with a speech and language, occupational and physiotherapists.