Dr Peter Foley

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Dr Peter Foley

Consultant Neurologist & Rowling Scholar (former)
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian

Dr Peter Foley was a Rowling Scholar between 2011 and 2017. He is consultant neurologist with a particular interest in the application of the principles of palliative care to people living with progressive neurological disease.

Peter successfully completed a PhD focussing on the epidemiology and mechanisms of neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis (MS). He led a clinical and neuroimaging study of patients with relapsing remitting MS, who were affected by neuropathic limb pain. The study used a variety of novel methodologies including detailed neuropsychological assessment, and both structural and functional imaging of the brain, to assess whether patients' innate ability to modulate pain and its severity is damaged by multiple sclerosis.

Peter now works within the NHS Lothian MS service, as well as contribute to general and acute neurology services and the Huntington's disease service.