Professor Mary Reilly is the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists
8 May 2017
We are delighted to announce that Professor
Mary Reilly is now the first ABN President from 2017-2019. She was President
elect from 2015-2017.
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