Prof. Ruth Dobson

Dr. Ruth Dobson

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Prof. Ruth Dobson

Prof. Ruth Dobson is a Reader and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist based at the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, QMUL. Her main current research interests are around the early identification and epidemiology of multiple sclerosis, with a particular focus on genetic and environmental risk factors. She is also particularly interested in ensuring that all people with MS are represented in research, and her research has a focus on the roles of ethnicity, deprivation and gender in MS. She led the publication of UK guidelines on pregnancy in MS, and leads the UK MS pregnancy register. She is principal investigator on a large UK-wide MS pharmacovigilance study, OPTIMISE:MS, and has examined serological response to COVID vaccination in people with MS.

She was identified by the Royal College of Physicians as an Emerging Women Leader in 2019. Current research projects are supported by the NMSS, MS Society, Horne Family Foundation, Barts Charity, BMA Foundation, MRC and NIHR. She has over 100 peer reviewed publications. She is currently Strategic Lead for Dementia at UCL Partners and a member of the ABN MS Advisory group.

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