Dr Tallantyre graduated from Nottingham medical school and undertook a postgraduate research degree as an MRC fellow in the Sir Peter Mansfield MRI Unit in Nottingham. She has published on the high field imaging and histopathology of Multiple Sclerosis and contributes actively to clinical trials in the field. She is now based in Cardiff where she run an MS clinic and a clinical research programme. More recently her work has included epidemiological research into MS outcomes and phenotypes.