Dr Robert Pitceathly

MRC Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Neurologist

I completed my preclinical and clinical medical degree at St Andrews' and Manchester Universities before commencing my post-graduate neurology specialist training in Manchester. I subsequently undertook a PhD in Mitochondrial Diseases at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology before obtaining a NIHR academic clinical lecturer post in London. I commenced a MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship in March 2019. My research combines clinical observations with laboratory approaches to better understand the molecular basis and pathophysiological mechanisms of primary mitochondrial diseases, with the ultimate aim of developing treatments. I am also a Consultant Neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, where I co-lead the NHS England Highly Specialised Service for Rare Mitochondrial Disorders.