Richard J Davenport DM FRCP EDIN
BiographyI qualified in medicine from Nottingham University in 1987. After house jobs in Nottingham, I completed my general medical training in Stoke-on-Trent, and began my neurological training there also. I moved to Edinburgh in 1992 as a clinical registrar, and was awarded a DM for my thesis in stroke medicine in 1996. In 1997 I was appointed Advanced Neurological Trainee in Neurology in Perth, Western Australia, returning to Edinburgh in 1998. I was appointed Consultant Neurologist (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Western General Hospital) and Honorary Senior Lecturer (University of Edinburgh) in 1999. Whilst very much a general neurologist, my interests are movement disorders, subarachnoid haemorrhage, epilepsy, headache, myasthenia gravis and motor neurone diseases. Together with Professor Chandran, I provide the neurological input for the MND clinic in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I am on the Association of British Neurologists Council (elected 2009), and a member of the ABN Services and Standards committee, and Training and Education committee. I have published over 30 papers, lecture regularly and am on the editorial board of Practical Neurology.
Research OverviewMy expertise lies in clinical medicine rather than research, but I have contributed to a variety of research projects over the years, and continue to do so.
- B Med Sci, Nottingham University, 1985
- BM BS (with Honours), Nottingham University, 1987
- MRCP UK, 1990
- DM, Nottingham University, 1996
- FRCP Edin, 2003
Select PublicationsEarly Treatment with Prednisolone or Acyclovir in Bell's Palsy. Sullivan FM, Swan IRC, Donnan PT, Morrison JM, Smith BH, McKinstry B, Davenport RJ, Vale LD, Clarkson JE, Hammersley V, Hayavi S, McAteer A, Stewart K, Daly F. New England Journal Medicine 2007;357:1598-607.
Headache: bare essential series. Davenport RJ. Practical Neurology 2008;8;335-343.
Subarachnoid haemorrhage. Al-Shahi R, White PM, Davenport RJ, Lindsay KW. British Medical Journal 2006;333:235-240.
Avoiding false positive diagnoses of motor neuron disease: lessons from the Scottish Motor Neuron Disease Register. Davenport R J, Swingler R J, Chancellor A M, Warlow C P. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 1996;60:147-151.
The Scottish Motor Neuron Disease Register: a model for disease registers of uncommon diseases in Scotland. Chancellor A M, Davenport R J, Swingler R J, Warlow C P. Health Bulletin 1994;52:340-345.