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Dr Paul Brennan, BSc (Hons) MB BChir FRCS (SN), PhD

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education / Academic qualification

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Using Novel Models of Glioma for Cancer Discovery Science

Professional Qualifications

FRCS (Surgical Neurology), FRCSEd


Paul is Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. He combines his operative work with laboratory research into the origin of gliomas. He also has an active involvement in clincal research adn was co-founder of the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative that he helped found as Chair of the British Neurosurgical Trainees Association in 2012. 

Complementing his clinical work, Paul founded eoSurgical Ltd in 2012 along with co-founders Roland Partridge and Mark Hughes. The University spin-out now provides surgical simulation training around the world.  

In 2014 Paul helped in the foundation of the Compassion Initiative at the University of Edinburgh and is a co-Director, working in close collaboration with Prof Jim Doty's Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research at the University of Stanford.

Paul is a member and co-chair of the Young Academy of Scotland.  


Research activities & awards

  1. Chair of Medical Science Panel

    Activity: External academic engagementMembership of peer review panel or committee

  2. Scottish EDGE Winners Round 8

    Activity: Awards and AccoladesPrize (including medals and awards)

  3. BMJ Case Reports

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

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