Andrea Eugenio Cavanna


Andrea Cavanna, MD PhD FRCP, is Consultant in Behavioural Neurology at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham (United Kingdom), Honorary Professor in Neuropsychiatry at Aston University, Birmingham (United Kingdom), Honorary Reader in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, University College London (United Kingdom). He currently is Lead Consultant for the specialist Tourette syndrome clinic at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Birmingham, and Deputy Director of the MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham. In 2010 he received the American Neuropsychiatric Association Career Development Award.


  • behavioural neurology
  • neuropsychiatry
  • Tourette syndrome
  • epilepsy
  • consciousness


  1. Cavanna AE, Seri S. Tourette’s syndrome. British Medical Journal 2013;347:f4964.
  2. Cavanna AE, Critchley HD, Orth M, Stern JS, Young M-B, Robertson MM. Dissecting the Gilles de la Tourette spectrum: A factor analytic study on 639 patients. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2011;82:1320-1323.
  3. Cavanna AE, Monaco F. Brain mechanisms of altered conscious states during epileptic seizures. Nature Reviews Neurology 2009;5:267-276.
  4. Cavanna AE, Schrag A, Morley D, Orth M, Robertson MM, Joyce E, Critchley HD, Selai C. The Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome-Quality of Life scale (GTS-QOL): Development and validation. Neurology 2008;71:1410-1416.
  5. Cavanna AE, Trimble MR. The precuneus: A review of its functional anatomy and behavioural correlates. Brain 2006;129:564-583.


  • University College London
  • King’s College London
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Oslo
  • Charles University in Prague