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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
MRCS

Biography

Paul is Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. He combines his operative work with clinical and laboratory research, principally into brain tumours. His particular clinical focus is on speeding up the diagnosis of brain tumours using symptom-based referral pathways and novel blood tests. In the laboratory his focus is on the malignant transformation of low grade glioma. He has led a UK collaborative study on management of chronic subdural haematoma and is interested in optimising the peri-operative care of these patients.  

He has an active involvement in clincal research and 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.  

    

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