Krista Farrell is a consultant neurologist at the West Hertfordshire NHS Trust and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She set up the acute neurology outpatient service at West Herts and manages patients with a wide range of neurological conditions.
Dr Farrell completed her undergraduate medical training at Trinity College, Cambridge and has an MA in Experimental Psychology. She completed her higher specialist training in teaching hospitals in Cambridge and London and was a research fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair. Her research was on biomarkers and novel therapeutics for Parkinson’s Disease, and she currently serves as a clinical advisor for the charity Parkinson’s Care and Support U.K.
Dr Farrell maintains a keen interest in education having taught for several years in both Cambridge and London. She currently coordinates the teaching programme for junior neurologists at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and lectures on a Royal College of Physicians medical course. She is also involved in the development of the undergraduate neurology curriculum at Brunel University Medical School.
Dr Farrell has a number of other interests, in particular, foreign languages, music and dance