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The IAMGSD board is very pleased to have appointed Dr Ros Quinlivan as our Medical Adviser. Her role is to provide advice upon request in regard to the information we provide for patients and professionals, to answer specific questions about the conditions we cover, and to advise on our support for proposed research.  

Dr. Ros Quinlivan MBBS, MD

Consultant in Neuromuscular Disease

Ros Quinlivan obtained a BSc in psychology before going on to study medicine at UCL. Her post-graduate training was in paediatrics at
London teaching hospitals.


She was the first clinical research fellow in neuromuscular disease at Guy's Hospital, working across paediatric and adult specialties. She was awarded an MD by the University of London for her research into the cardiomyopathy of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy.


She was appointed a consultant in 1995 in the West Midlands, where she was Director of the Wolfson Centre for Inherited Neuromuscular Disease.


She moved to UCLH in 2010, where she is clinical lead for the nationally commissioned service for McArdle disease and related disorders. She also leads the transition service for adolescents and young adults with neuromuscular disease at GOSH and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. 


Ros Quinlivan is also joint co-ordinating editor for the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group.