Brain Sciences


Royal College of Physicians announces Dr Catherine Mummery as new councillor

6 July 2021

Dr Cath Mummery from Queen Square Institute of Neurology has been elected as one of the three new councillors at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) selected in a round of elections and appointments.

Royal College Physicians building

All positions have a three-year tenure and are effective from 1 August.

Dr Mummery is a consultant neurologist and honorary Associate Professor, at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospital, London. She is already involved with the RCP as the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) representative on the RCP’s Medical Specialties Board, is Chair of the Joint Clinical Neuroscience Committee and involved in Invited Service Reviews. She is Chair of ABN Services Committee and Deputy Chair of Neurosciences Clinical Reference Group. As the Head of Clinical Trials at the UCL Dementia Research Centre, her research focus is on finding a disease modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Commenting on her appointment, Dr Mummery said: “I was delighted and proud to be elected to Council - the Royal College of Physicians has been an important influence throughout my career and has proved itself current and relevant in the pandemic.”

As an elected member of Council, Dr Mummery will be involved in shaping the policy of the RCP. “I am passionate about facilitating high quality, innovative, patient-centred care, with research embedded in all aspects of clinical work to enhance outcomes.

I am absolutely committed to work hard on behalf of an organisation I truly believe in, and to bring the voice of neurology to Council,” she said.

Faculty Dean Professor Alan Thompson said: “Congratulations to Cath Mummery for being elected as a councillor to the Royal College of Physicians. This appointment is a great recognition of her distinguished achievements in dementia research and patient care and her continued achievements in this field.”