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Davenport Richard

Dr. Richard Davenport 

Current posts:

  • Consultant Neurologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh (appointed 1999)
  • President of the Association of British Neurologists 2023-25

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

Dr. Richard Davenport 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. Davenport 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, beginning his term of office in 2023.

He served as Chair of National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions (Scotland) for 3 years from 2017 and Specialty Advisor to Chief Medical Officer (Neurology) 2017-2023.  Reflecting his interest in education and training, Dr. Davenport was on the standard setting boards for the MRCP Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) for Neurology for many years, secretary of Neurology SCE exam board until 2022 and member of the MRCP part 1 exam board 2017-2019. He 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 shorter distances ever more slowly; any disposable income which is not wasted on faster bikes and kit is gratefully absorbed by various Edinburgh Art dealers.



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