Dr Richard Davenport

Consultant neurologist
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Current posts:

  • Consultant neurologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

  • Honorary senior lecturer, University of Edinburgh (appointed 1999)

  • Specialty advisor to chief medical officer (Neurology) 2017

  • Association of British neurologists president elect (to start 2023)

Qualifications: DM, FRCP Edin, BM BS (with Honours), B Med Sci

Richard qualified from Nottingham in 1987, completed general medical training in Stoke-on-Trent, moved to Edinburgh in 1992, and after his DM thesis in stroke spent a year in Australia, before returning to Edinburgh as one of the last senior registrars. He was appointed consultant in 1999. Whilst very much a general neurologist, he undertakes NHS first seizure, movement disorder and MND clinics. Richard was elected to the Association of British Neurologists Council in 2009, appointed chair of the training and education committee in 2010, demitting in 2016. In 2019 he was appointed ABN Meetings secretary and in April 2021 elected president elect of the ABN, to start in 2023. He was chair of National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions (Scotland) for 3 years from 2017. Reflecting his interest in education and training, he is on the standard setting boards for the MRCP Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) for Neurology, secretary of Neurology SCE exam board and member of the MRCP part 1 exam board (2017-2019).David organises and chairs the annual Edinburgh Neurology Course, and organises the weekly local neurology trainee teaching, including regular neurology book clubs. Outside of neurology, he cycles increasingly slow and decreasing distances.


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