A picture taken inside the Anne Rowling Clinic reception area, people are sitting waiting for their appointment, a researcher is talking and walking with a patient and two staff members are chatting

About us

About us

We deliver clinical care and research to improve the lives of people with degenerative conditions affecting the brain.

Who we are

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic is a charitable University of Edinburgh clinical research facility.

We seamlessly integrate the best health care with the best health research as key to discovering and testing new treatments in clinical trials.

We’re delivering drug trials, making discoveries and improving quality of life for people living with neurological conditions including MS, MND, Parkinson’s and early onset dementias.

We host NHS Lothian specialist clinics for these conditions and combine this clinical care with scientific research. We’re giving people across Scotland the opportunity to take part in research studies and so be part of innovations and discoveries that will have a positive impact for the future.

The unique welcoming environment of our Clinic aims to help people attending NHS and research appointments to feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit.

Directors and partners

University of Edinburgh Professor Siddharthan Chandran is the Director of the Clinic.

Working together

We are part of the global effort for new discoveries that improve the lives of people with neurodegenerative diseases. We have strong partnerships with researchers around the world.

Alongside the research studies conceived and developed here at the Clinic we also work on national and international collaborative research projects. We publish our findings in international journals and discuss them at conferences to connect with colleagues around the world.

We are proud to be part of the ACORD Collaboration led by the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. ACORD is a group looking at designing and running clinical trials in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, MND, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

University of Edinburgh

The Clinic is part of the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. This provides us with access to some of the brightest minds in medicine and contributes towards our passion of recruiting and supporting the next generation of research leaders.

Charitable status

The Anne Rowling Clinic is not-for-profit initiative that has charitable status through the University of Edinburgh Development Trust. Find out about fundraising for, or donating to, the Clinic.