Emily Beswick (MA(Hons))

Thesis title: Factors Impacting Trial Participation in People with Motor Neuron Disease


Year of study: 2

  • The University Of Edinburgh
  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Contact details

PhD supervisor:



Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic

Post code
EH16 4SB


I am a Neuroscience PhD student in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, focusing on trial engagement in people with motor neuron disease. My background is in Psychology and I completed my undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. 


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MA(Hons) Psychology


Responsibilities & affiliations

British Psychological Society Member, British Neuroscience Association Member an British Neuropsychiatry Association Member

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

  • Factors impacting recruitment and retention to clinicial trials for people with motor neuron disease
  • Use of novel outcome measures and wearable devices to moniotr disease progression
  • Non-motor symptoms in neurological conditions

Current research interests

Clinical trial participation in people with motor neuron disease Non-motor symptoms in people with neurological conditions Outcome measures in motor neuron disease trials

Past research interests

Depression assessment in multiple sclerosis Riluzole prescribing practices in motor neuron disease

Knowledge exchange

ScienceChats @ Grassmarket with InterSci Science society

Euan MacxDonald Centre ambassador 

Midlothian Science Festival

Current project grants

Funded by the Euan McDonald Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research

Conference details

  • Motor Neuron Disease Association International Symposium – 09-11/12/2020
  • Think Brain Health - a policy, clinical and research challenge – 24-25/11/2020
  • Health research board: Trials research network 6th methodology symposium – 14/10/2020
  • Innovation in Digitally Enabled Clinical Trials – 28/09/2020
  • ALS-FTD Research Network Meeting – 19/06/2020
  • British Neuropsychiatry Association Annual Meeting - 5-6/03/2020
  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences annual away day meeting - 30/01/2020
  • Euan MacDonald Centre Academic Afternoon - 14/11/2019
  • MND-SMART investigator launch meeting - 19/11/2019
  • European Psychiatric Association Annual Congress - 28-31/03/2020
  • Federation of European Neuroscience annual meeting - 11-15/07/2020

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In the press

Euan MacDonald Centre on STV news and Edinburgh Evening News, September 2020. Discussing current research and representing the center at Blackburn football.