Dr Claire M Rice


  • BS10 5NB


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Dr Claire Rice is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Multiple Sclerosis Neurology at the Institute of Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol.

She was awarded a BA (Hons) in Neuroscience from Cambridge University in 1996 and completed her undergraduate medical training in Cambridge, qualifying in 1998. Dr Rice's post-graduate neurology training was based at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol although she also worked at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and at Royal United Hospital in Bath. Her doctoral research focused on the development of bone marrow-derived cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) and she was awarded a PhD from Bristol University in 2008.

Dr Rice works with the MS team at the Bristol and Avon MS Unit (BrAMS), Southmead Hospital and runs a specialist clinic in neuroinflammatory disease as well as participating in the general neurology service at Southmead Hospital. The aim of her on-going laboratory-based research is to improve repair in MS and she has been actively involved, together with Professor Scolding, in setting up clinical trials of bone marrow-derived cell therapy in progressive MS.

Dr Rice contributes to a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the University of Bristol and is co-lead for Junior Medicine and Surgery (Year 3 MB ChB).



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Research Output

Brain biopsy before or after treatment with corticosteroids

Rice, C. M., Renowden, S. A., Urankar, K., Love, S. & Scolding, N. J., 28 Apr 2020, In : Neuroradiology. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter (Academic Journal)

  • Association of Initial Disease-Modifying Therapy With Later Conversion to Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Brown, J. W. L., Coles, A., Horakova, D., Havrdova, E., Izquierdo, G., Prat, A., Girard, M., Duquette, P., Trojano, M., Lugaresi, A., Bergamaschi, R., Grammond, P., Alroughani, R., Hupperts, R., McCombe, P., Van Pesch, V., Sola, P., Ferraro, D., Grand'Maison, F., Terzi, M. & 20 others, Lechner-Scott, J., Flechter, S., Slee, M., Shaygannejad, V., Pucci, E., Granella, F., Jokubaitis, V., Willis, M., Rice, C., Scolding, N., Wilkins, A., Pearson, O. R., Ziemssen, T., Hutchinson, M., Harding, K., Jones, J., McGuigan, C., Butzkueven, H., Kalincik, T. & Robertson, N., 15 Jan 2019, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 321, 2, p. 175-187 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 48 Citations (Scopus)
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    The diagnosis of primary central nervous system vasculitis

    Rice, C. M. & Scolding, N. J., 24 Oct 2019, In : Practical Neurology. 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

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  • 79 Downloads (Pure)


    • 2 Participation in conference

    X Northern Lights Neuroscience Symposium

    Claire M Rice (Participant)

    24 May 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    British Neuropathological Society 2013

    Claire M Rice (Participant)

    15 Mar 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference