About us

Who we are

Hazelbank Medicolegal Services provide
opinions for both Prosecution and Defence Counsel
on disorders of sleep, epilepsy and altered consciousness

Dr Ian Morrison

PhD, FRCP Edin.


Dr Morrison is a Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. He has specialist clinical interests in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex sleep behaviour disorders, including sexsomnia; epilepsy and neurology.

He has a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) (BSc Med Sci) in Physiology; Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Chirurgery (MBChB) (with commendation) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Neuroscience. He completed his PhD with Professor Hugh Willison at the University of Glasgow, and Professor Wes Thompson at the University of Texas in Austin. 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 is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and holds a specialty certificate in Neurology. He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists, the British Sleep Society and the International League against 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 has published on behavioural sleep medicine, including complex sleep behaviours and their forensic implications in high impact, peer-reviewed journals. He is an invited lecturer to national and international meetings on epilepsy and also the forensic implications of sleep disorders.

A full CV is available on request.

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