Anne MacGregor, MD

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK

Dr. Anne MacGregor is a world leader in studying the link between the menstrual cycle and migraine. She holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of London and a master’s in medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and University College London. Dr. MacGregor is an honorary professor at the Blizard Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma; the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science; and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has published more than 200 research papers, authored five books, co-authored an additional five books, and co-edited three books.

Dr. MacGregor has carried out extensive research into drug treatments for migraine and cluster headache, including significant research into menstrual migraine. Her doctoral thesis explored the role of estrogen in migraine, which led to the development of research criteria for menstrual migraine that were adopted by the International Headache Society in 2004. She has been awarded the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Award for her extraordinary contribution to relieving those affected by the burden of headache and has received the Special Recognition Award and Honorary Life Membership from the International Headache Society. Dr. MacGregor regularly contributes to media discussions on the topic of migraine, particularly menstrual migraine.