Dr Rumana Chowdhury

Dr Rumana Chowdhury is the latest Neurologist to support the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

Rumana graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with a First Class BMedSci and MBBS. She trained in general medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne (MRCP 2006) and in neurology in London at King’s College Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (MRCP Neurology 2010). Her PhD thesis, funded by a Wellcome Trust fellowship, investigated cognition in healthy older age using structural and functional MRI and pharmacotherapy. For this she was awarded the national British Neuroscience Association award (2013) and produced several publications (Journal of Neuroscience, 2012 and Nature Neuroscience, 2013).


She was appointed as a Consultant Neurologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 2016 where she runs general neurology clinics and is developing a cognitive neurology service. Her on-going research interests involve using neuroimaging to investigate cognitive processing and brain networks in older age and dementia.