Research features in TV documentary

University research into multiple sclerosis will feature in a BBC documentary about the disease broadcast this week.

JK Rowling and Charles ffrench-Constant at the University’s Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research.

The programme includes an interview with Harry Potter author JK Rowling during a recent visit to the University’s Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research.

Charles ffrench-Constant, head of the centre, also speaks with reporter Elizabeth Quigley, who was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago.


Scotland’s Hidden Epidemic - The Truth About MS will be broadcast on Wednesday 23 July on BBC One Scotland at 10.40pm.

Centre for MS Research

The Centre was launched two years ago with funding from the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, following a donation to the charity by JK Rowling.

Work at the centre includes looking at how stem cells could help repair and prevent damage to the nervous system caused by multiple sclerosis.

The centre is part of the University’s MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.