Robin Sellar


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Robin Sellar has been awarded an Honorary Professorship with the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Sellar grew up in India and Oxford. At school he wasn’t noted for any academic prowess but represented England in both rugby and hockey.

He attended St Thomas’s Hospital and London University, graduating MBBS in Medicine and BSc in Psychology.

In 1979 he came to Edinburgh as a clinical cardiologist but changed to radiology in 1980. In the same year he was appointed Lecturer in Clinical Imaging.

In 1986 he was appointed Consultant Neuroradiologist and Senior Lecturer in the department of Clinical Neurosciences. The division has, over the past 20 years, built up an international reputation for its clinical service and research.

Dr Sellar has written more than 200 papers and articles. His research has been acknowledged by the British Institute of Radiology (the Mackenzie Davidson Medal) and the Royal College of Radiologists (the Roentgen Medal). He is currently a joint applicant and executive member of Sinapse (£40 million grant).

His main research interests have been developing new techniques in interventional neuroradiology and clinical trials in stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage. 

He currently is involved with the imaging of Neurodegenerative disease including MS

He takes a major interest in training, running four annual courses in intervention, MRI and CT.

Dr Sellar is the past President of the British Society of Neuroradiologists and is the current President of the Scottish Neurosciences Council and the Dean of the School of Neurosciences.

Married to Annie with three children, his interests include literary theory, wine, Spain, tennis and golf. Last November he ran the New York Marathon with his children (but not very quickly!).


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