Dr Rebecca Devon

Anne Rowling Clinic Deputy Director - Science and Strategy

  • Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic
  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Edinburgh Neuroscience

Contact details



Chancellor's Building
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh BioQuarter

Post code
EH16 4SB


  • Monday -Thursday



I have an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Medical Genetics from the University of Edinburgh.

Employment history

Following postdoctoral research in Edinburgh and at the University of British Columbia, Canada, I decided to move away from an academic career.

I spent a period working as a freelance scientific editor of manuscripts written by non-English speaking authors while my children were small, then moved back to the University of Edinburgh to work in science communications including researching and writing impact case studies for the College REF2014 return.

I was Science Manager for the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences for 7 years from 2014-2021. This role involved strategic development of the research centre, management of professional services support, and supporting the academics across their wide range of activities throughout the lifecycle of a research project and beyond.

Current role

In 2022 I became Deputy Director (Science and Strategy) for the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, a charitable University clinical research facility. The Clinic delivers clinical care, research and trials to improve the lives of people with degenerative conditions affecting the brain, focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS), motor neuron disease (MND), Parkinson's and cognitive disorders.

My work interfaces closely with the linked specialist research hubs theĀ  Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research and MS Society Edinburgh Centre of Excellence.