Dr Emer MacSweeney

BSc (Hons), MRCP, FRCR, CEO & Consultant Neuroradiologist

Doctor Emer MacSweeney


Dr MacSweeney graduated from the University of London and underwent postgraduate training in medicine at the London postgraduate hospitals. Dr MacSweeney trained in radiology at Hammersmith Hospital and neuroradiology at the National Hospital Queen Square. She was appointed as a Consultant Neuroradiologist and later Director of Neuroradiology at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, St George’s Healthcare Trust, specialising in interventional vascular neuroradiology.

Re:Cognition Health

Dr MacSweeney co-founded Re:Cognition Health in 2011 to provide a specialist service in the neurological assessment and imaging of cognitive impairment, neurovascular diseases and traumatic brain injury, including the provision for medico-legal expert opinion. The Re:Cognition Health Clinics in the UK and US are also major centres for international trials of disease-modifying and new symptomatic drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.

Dr MacSweeney and her team are also focusing on repetitive brain injury from contact sports: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). With focus on CTE awareness, risks, pathology, new diagnostic tests and potential for treatment.

Re:Cognition Health’s expertise has been recognised with numerous prestigious accolades including:

  • Global Awards Winner 2022, Cognitive Health Expert of the Year;
  • Lawyer International Legal 100 Winner 2021 Cognitive Health Experts of the Year;
  • Leaders in Law, Global Awards 2021 Winner;
  • ACQ5 Country Awards 2020;
  • Winner Niche Legal Support Advisory of the Year ACQ5 Country Awards 2020;
  • UK Best Practice Operator of The Year (Cognitive Healthcare Services);
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winner- Societal Impact 2019 (London and South England);
  • Growing Business Awards- Positive Impact Winner 2019;
  • CEO Today Magazine – Healthcare Awards Winner 2019;
  • LaingBuisson Healthcare Awards for Excellence (finalist or winner; 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020);
  • Health Investor Awards 2020 finalist;
  • KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year Winner 2016;
  • The Elipse Personal Injury Award Winner 2015.

Research Papers

Dr MacSweeney’s latest research papers include:

Recent developments in Neuro-Imaging for Traumatic Brain Injury
Allder, S and MacSweeney, E. Journal of Personal Injury Law (in Press)