Dr Richard Davenport

consultant neurologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh


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 has dabbled in various sub-specialties over the years; he undertakes first seizure, movement disorder and MND clinics in addition to general neurology. He was elected to the Association of British Neurologists Council in 2009, and appointed Chair of the Training and Education committee in 2010, demitting in 2016. Reflecting his interest in education and training, Dr Davenport 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. He is an external examiner for the University of Glasgow Year 5 exams, organise and chair the annual Edinburgh Neurology Course, celebrating its 40th year in 2018, and organises the weekly local neurology trainee teaching, including regular neurology book clubs.

Current posts:

  • Consultant Neurologist, Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh (appointed 1999)
  • Chair of National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions (Scotland) 2017
  • Specialty Advisor to Chief Medical Officer (Neurology) 2017

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


Speaker at Pulse LIVE Glasgow 2018