Dr Morrison is a Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. He is Clinical Lead for motor neuron disease in NHS Tayside and collaborates within Scotland and across the UK on research in this area.
He also has a specialist clinical interest in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex sleep behaviour disorders and also epilepsy. He is the author of a number of articles on these subjects.
He is the Chair of the Tayside and West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network for epilepsy.
His main research interests include understanding the pathogenesis of both rapid eye movement and non-rapid eye movement sleep disorders and also the forensic implications of sleep behaviours. He also participates in trials for the treatment of epilepsy.
He completed his PhD in Neurosciences with Professor Hugh Willison at the University of Glasgow, and Professor Wes Thompson at the University of Texas in Austin, studying the pathogenesis of autoimmune neuropathies. He previously worked with Professor Jack Griffin in Johns Hopkins hospital, Baltimore and has received funding support from the Wellcome Trust, Patrick Berthoud Trust and Carnegie Trust.
Dr Morrison graduated from the University of Glasgow, completing his clinical training in the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow and has been in post in Tayside since 2011.