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Meet the Neurosurgery team

Key members of the Neurosurgery Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital include:


Mr Dominic Thompson MBBS, BSc, FRCS (SN) 
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Clinical Lead
Special interests: spinal dysraphism, craniocervical junction anomolies, revascularisation surgery for Moya Moya disease

Mr William Harkness MBChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng) 
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: epilepsy surgery and image guided surgery

Mr Owase Jeelani MBA, MPhil (Med Law), FRCS 
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: craniofacial surgery

Lindy May RGN, RSCN, MSc Neuroscience and DipHe counselling 
Neurosurgical Nurse Consultant, modernisation lead
Telephone number: 020 7762 6753

Mr Kristian Aquilina FRSC (SN), MD
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: neuro oncology, hydrocephalus and spasticity

Mr Martin Tisdall MBBS BA MA (Cantab) MD FRCS (Eng)
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: paediatric epilepsy surgery, cerebral monitoring techniques and traumatic brain injury 


Sarah Dobbing  
General Manager

Senior nurses

Jayne Cooper 
Head of Nursing

Nurses Katie (and back of Emma)

Ward sister

Melissa Strickland RGN, RSCN  
Sister Koala Ward

Katie Fishwick 
Sister Koala Ward

Research nurse

Kim Phipps RGN, RSCN, BSc Honours  
Research Neuro Oncology Nurse

Practice educators

Nicola Wilson  
Neurosciences Practice Educator

Administration support

Jamaal Cabey  
Clinicians Assistant Koala Ward
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 8826

Lesley Sorrell  
Admissions Co-ordinator, Koala Ward
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 8215


Bianca Fraser
Secretary to Mr Harkness and Professor Hayward 
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 8862

Marion Exley  
Secretary to Mr Thompson and Mr Aquilina
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5425

Liz Dawes  
Secretary to Mr Jeelani and Lindy May 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5198


Lucy Alderson  
Senior Physiotherpist

Social worker

Philip Marsden

Advanced nursing practitioner

Renate Tulloh

Clinical nurse specialists

Kathy Truscott  
Clinical Nurse Specialist for craniofacial surgery 

Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5908 or bleep 8313
Jody O'Connor (currently on maternity leave) 
Nurse Practitioner for hydrocephalus 
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or bleep 0983
Sarah Wallington  
Nurse Practitioner for CNS tumours 
Tel: 020 7813 8137 or bleep 2058