Dr Catherine Pennington (MD, BSc, MB ChB, Neurology CCT)
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Consultant Neurologist (NHS Forth Valley), Honorary Consultant Neurologist (NHS Lothian)
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
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Edinburgh Dementia Prevention
Western General Hospital
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Dr Pennington is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Edinburgh, and a Consultant Neurologist with NHS Forth Valley & NHS Lothian. Current academic work is on the development of a novel clinical tool for the evaluation of symptom awareness in neurodegenerative cognitive disorders. She is funded by an NRS Career Researcher Fellowship.
Between 2017 and 2021 Dr Pennington was a Senior Clinical Research Fellow on the European Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease study (EPAD). She is involved in a range of clinical trials in dementia at Edinburgh Dementia Prevention. She has previously been funded by a project grant from the BRACE charity investigating metacognition in cognitive disorders, and a David Telling charitable trust award investigating changes to brain, bladder and eye health in people starting haemodialysis.
Previously, Dr Pennington was a consultant neurologist with North Bristol Trust (2016-2017) and NIHR Clinical Lecturer with the University of Bristol (2013-2016).
Dr Pennington specialises in the diagnosis of cognitive disorders, with a particular interest in the promotion of brain health, and evaluation of symptom awarenes. She provides a weekly specialist cognitive clinics for older adults in the Memory Assessment and Treatment Service at Marchhall House, Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh
Responsibilities & affiliations
Consultant Neurologist, NHS Forth Valley
General neurology work & botulinum toxin treatment for focal dystonia
Honorary Consultant Neurologist, NHS Lothian
Memory Assessment and Treatment Service Clinic
3 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh
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Memory Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS)
3 Marchhall Cresent