Dr Mumford qualified in medicine from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 1983. Following house officer posts at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham he spent three years as senior house officer in medicine in the Newcastle upon Tyne teaching hospitals, before returning to Nottingham as registrar in neurology in 1987.
Between 1989 and 1992 he was a research fellow with Professor Alastair Compston at the University of Cambridge, performing work looking at genetic aspects of multiple sclerosis, specifically the occurrence of multiple sclerosis in twins. During that time he was awarded a visiting fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge.
In 1992 he spent a year at the National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square, London, working with Professors David Marsden and Anita Harding, before being appointed senior registrar in neurology to the Edinburgh area teaching hospitals. He was promoted to his present consultant post in December 1995.
Dr Mumford gained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1986 following examination, and was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1998, and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2000.
He also holds the diploma in immediate medical care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Certificate of General Aviation Medicine from the Royal Air Force.
A full list of Dr Mumford’s qualifications is shown here:
Bachelor of Medical Sciences (1st class honours) 1981
Bachelor of Medicine 1983
Bachelor of Surgery 1983
Member of the Royal College of Physicians 1986
Diploma in Immediate Medical Care 1989
Doctor of Medicine 1993
Certificate of General Aviation Medicine 1995
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1998
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London 2000
Dr Mumford speaks good conversational French, German and Welsh, and has a basic knowledge of Arabic, Spanish, Norwegian, Italian, Dutch and Scottish Gaelic.