Chiara Bettolo

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neurologist

Institute of Translational and Clinical Research
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Newcastle University
Central Parkway
Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Marini-Bettolo is a Consultant neurologist and is clinical lead the Highly Specialised Service for Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs). Chiara completed her medical degree and training in Neurology at the University of Rome Sapienza, and has always had a special interest in neuromuscular disorders. During her training in Neurology she was awarded with a Scientific Fellowship by the European Federation of Neurological Societies which gave her the opportunity to join the Neuromuscular team at Imperial College London, working on a lab-based project on inflammatory myopathies. In 2015 she completed her PhD in neuromuscular disorders at Imperial College London.

Since joining the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Centre at Newcastle University, Chiara has been leading the Clinical Team and the Highly Specialised Service for Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs). She runs adult and paediatric neuromuscular clinics across the region, and more recently has led the implementation of a novel treatment currently available under various access schemes in Newcastle. Chiara has a strong research interest and is Principal investigator for some of the patient registries curated at the JWMDRC.