Dr Emer McGilloway studied Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast beginning her career as a house officer at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and then as a Neurology registrar in Dublin at Beaumont, St Vincent’s and St James’ Hospitals. She became interested in the rehabilitation of neurological injury and moved to London where she trained in Rehabilitation Medicine at King’s College Hospital, the Royal National Hospital for Neuro-disability and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore.
In 2010 she joined the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court as Lead consultant for neuro-rehabilitation and subject matter expert for the Ministry of Defence. Dr McGilloway joined King’s College Hospital Trust as Clinical Lead for Rehabilitation and Acute Trauma Rehabilitation in 2015 where she has provided clinical leadership to a successful bid for additional inpatient neuro-rehabilitation beds in South East London, effectively doubling the current provision.
Dr McGilloway represents London on the National Clinical Reference Group for Disability and Rehabilitation working with a wide range of clinicians, commissioners and patient groups to ensure equity of access to high quality care. She chairs the National clinical pathway development group for spinal injury which aims to transform pathways for spinal care in London.
Dr McGilloway has recently been appointed Topic Adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the national guideline for rehabilitation for chronic neurological disorders.
She is a consultant adviser to the Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation with a special interest in traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Complex Polytrauma
Clinical Adviser to Injured Players Foundation of RFU