Julie Woodfield (BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCS MSc PhD)

ECAT Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh & Neurosurgery Specialty Trainee, NHS Lothian


Julie Woodfield is a clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and an honorary neurosurgery specialty trainee in NHS Lothian. She studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and then went on to complete an MSc in neuroimaging and a PhD in the association of structural connectomics with cognition, jointly with the University Medical Centre in Utrecht. She has worked in Southampton, Auckland, Oxford, Glasgow and Dundee prior to completing her neurosurgery training in Edinburgh. 


BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MSc MRCS PhD

Responsibilities & affiliations

British Neurosurgery Trainee Research Collaborative Committee Member (2016-)

British Neurosurgical Trainees Association representative to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Neurosurgery Specialty Board (2018-2020)

Managed Service Network for Neurosurgery, Scotland, Trainee Representative (2018-)

British Neurosurgical Trainees Assocation Informatics representative (2016-2018)


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

Julie is involved in imaging and clinical research. She is investigating structural connectomes derived from MRI and the association with cognition in paediatric epilepsy. She has also set up and is running the Understanding Cauda Equina Syndrome study which is characterising those across the UK presenting with Cauda Equina Syndrome. 

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