Professor Mary Reilly is elected to be the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists in 83 years
24 March 2015
Professor Mary Reilly has been elected ABN President from 2017-2019 and is President elect from 2015-2017.
Professor Reilly has been a consultant Neurologist at Queen Square since 1998 and was promoted to Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL in 2010. She is head of the Division of Clinical Neurology and Co-Director of the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in the Department of Molecular Neurosciences at UCL Institute of Neurology. She is internationally recognised for her expertise in research and clinical practice related to peripheral nerve diseases.
The Association of British Neurologists (ABN) was established 83 years ago in 1932; Professor Reilly is the first ever female President. Professor Reilly originally came to Queen Square to undertake research with Professor Anita Harding in 1991.
To become the first female president of the ABN is a tremendous achievement and I am delighted to congratulate Professor Mary Reilly on this success. Mary worked with Professor Anita Harding who undoubtedly blazed the trail for women in neurology and it is very fitting that one of Anita’s pupils has become the first female ABN President. Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology