Welcome to the Academic Unit of Neurology

Orla Hardiman, Head of Discipline


Academic Neurology is a newly formed Unit in Trinity College.  We are part of the School of Medicine, located in the Biomedical Sciences Institute with close links to colleagues at TCIN, and the Neurology Units at St. James', Tallaght and Beaumont Hospitals.

The Unit focusses on four main themes.  These are Neurodegeneration, Epilepsy, Stroke Medicine and  Neurophamacology.

We have active multidisciplinary programmes in Motor Neurone Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Young Onset Neurodegeneration, Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis.

As part of the ENCALS Consortium we are actively in collaborative research with national centres of neurodegeneration, including centres in the UK, Canada, Germany, Belgium and  Italy.  We are partners in a Framework 7 project (EUROMOTOR) and two JPND projects (SOPHIA and BIOMARKAPD).   

Our group is actively engaged in clinical scientific outreach programmes.  We have contributed to a number of documentaries  including Colm Murray’s The Inside Track, a compelling story of his quest for scientific information about Motor Neurone Disease, broadcast by RTE in January 2012.

Neurology News

News Alert - Gala Dinner

Research Motor Neurone and the MND Research Group at Trinity College Dublin, along with the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation are hosting a Gala Dinner in support of Motor Neurone Disease Research on 12th September, 7pm, Shelbourne Hotel, St. Stephen's Green Dublin. For more details click here.

Research Alert - Project Tricals

Project Tricals: An International Collaboration to Find Effective Treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

2018 Newsletter - Research Motor Neurone & Trinity College MND Research Group:

Our Newsletter  contains an overview of the year’s highlights, including the amazing effort by Fr Tony Coote to raise funds for MND despite his own diagnosis. If you missed the RTE documentary “Walking the Walk”, it is available here