Dr Peter Foley

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Dr Peter Foley

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

Dr Peter Foley was a Rowling Scholar between 2011 and 2017. His clinical training was in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. He is a Consultant Neurologist with NHS Lothian. He has a particular interest in symptoms, treatment of symptoms, and palliative aspects of care in neurological disorders.

Peter completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh focusing on the epidemiology and mechanisms of neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis (MS). During his PhD he led a clinical and neuroimaging study of patients with relapsing remitting MS, who were affected by neuropathic pain. The study used advanced MRI imaging and other methods to examine links between the brain's own pain-modulating mechanisms, and cognition.

NHS clinical role

Peter works as a Consultant Neurologist in NHS Lothian Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCN). Roles include the multiple sclerosis (MS) service and Huntington's Disease (HD) service, as well as general neurology and acute/on-call neurology.

Multiple sclerosis research projects

Principal Investigator for the Anne Rowling Clinic for OCTOPUS - clinical trial platform for people with progressive multiple sclerosis.

For more information visit the OCTOPUS clinical trial project page

Co-principal investigator for FutureMS Phase 2 - Scottish multi-centre observational study in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

For more information visit the FutureMS Phase 2 project page.

Huntington's disease research projects

Principal investigator (PI) Enroll-HD: International cohort study in Huntingtons Disease.

Please visit Enroll-HD website for more information (external website) 

Principal investigator (PI) HealthE-RND: International quality of life study in Huntingtons Disease.

Please visit HealthE-RND website for more information (external website)

Affiliated research centres

Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network, NHS Research Scotland (external website)