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Professor Neil Scolding

Professor Neil Scolding

Professor Neil Scolding

Burden Professor of Clinical Neurosciences

2nd Floor,
Learning and Research, Southmead Hospital BS10 5NB
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+44 (0) 117 34 06632


Neil Scolding is the Burden Professor and Director of the Bristol Institute of Clinical Neurosciences; he is currently based at Learning and Research, Southmead Hospital. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Gulu Faculty of Medicine and spends some 6 months a year undertaking teaching, research and clinical practice in northern Uganda.

He trained in Neurology in Cardiff, in Cambridge, and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and was a University Lecturer and Consultant Neurologist in Cambridge before coming to Bristol as the Foundation Burden chairholder in 1999.

Neil has a clinical and research interest in the biology of multiple sclerosis and in particular in  the clinical and experimental exploration of cell-based treatments designed to protect and repair the brain and spinal cord in patients with disability from MS. In addition, he has interests in other forms of inflammation in the nervous system, including vasculitis and sarcoidosis. Latterly he has developed an interest in neurological and medical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa


  • stem-cell
  • myelin
  • neurology
  • transplantation
  • regeneration
  • neuronal precursors


  • Multiple Sclerosis

Processes and functions

  • Myelination


  • Confocal imaging
  • Cell Culture


Multiple sclerosis

  • multiple sclerosis
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