Richard Edwards, MBBS, MD, FRCS

Principal Investigator


Pediatric and Adult Consultant Neurosurgeon

University of Bristol

North Bristol NHS Trust

Former President International Society of Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorder


Dr. Edwards has published extensively in the field of hydrocephalus.  In 2010, he completed a doctorate thesis on the use of endoscopic Choroid Plexus Coagulation (CPC) to treat hydrocephalus. He continues to have an active interest in hydrocephalus research and is currently the local Principle Investigator to the BASICs Clinical Trial funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  He is currently researching into the use of robotics to enhance the safety and accuracy of treatment of hydrocephalus. He is the author of the chapter on “CSF Devices”  in Youman’s Neurological Surgery, the definitive textbook in the field of Neurosurgery. He has recently been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the CSF disorders section of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. In 2015 he was appointed Editor for the Hydrocephalus & CSF disorders section of the journal “World Neurosurgery” one of the leading academic journals in the field.