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Dr Claire Rice is an Associate Professor in Neuroinflammation and Honorary Consultant Neurologist working in Clinical Neurosciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust. 

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 understand the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in neuroinflammatory disease.

Dr Rice contributes to a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the University of Bristol and is Deputy School Education Director for Bristol Medical School. She co-leads the Differential Attainment Special Interest Group of the Medical Anti-racism Taskforce, Bristol Medical School. 




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