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Meet the Neuropsychology team

Key members of the Neuropsychology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital include:

Head of Neuropsychology

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Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem C Psychol, F Med Sci
Special interests: developmental amnesia and other memory disorders, genetically-based speech and language disorders, cognitive and sensorimotor disorders resulting from focal lesions, complex epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumours, and medico-legal expert witness in neuropsychology.


Consultant neuropsychologists

Dr Sue Harrison C Psychol DEdPsy
Special interests: cognitive and behavioural profiles associated with epilepsy syndromes and pre- and post-operative assessment of candidates for epilepsy surgery.

Dr Peter Rankin C Psychol
Special interests: functional MRI and cognitive profiles associated with complex epilepsy syndromes.

Specialist neuropsychologists

Dr Adam Kuczynski C Psychol QiCN
Special interests: traumatic brain injury, midline brain tumours, and cognitive deficits resulting from cardio-respiratory disorders.

Clinical psychologists

Dr Patricia Martin C Psychol
Special interests: cognitive and behavioural profiles associated with epilepsy syndromes, and long term follow-up of candidates for epilepsy surgery.

Dr Sara Shavel-Jessop C Psychol
Special interests: cognitive and behavioural profiles associated with epilepsy syndromes, and pre-operative assessment of candidates for epilepsy surgery.

Dr Charlotte Wormald C Psychol

Assistant neuropsychologists

Charlotte Hibberd

Natasha Mooney  

Jennifer Moore

Emma Seymour

Clinical secretary

Janet Bentham

Academic staff

Head of unit

Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem C Psychol, F Med Sci
Special interests: developmental amnesia and other memory disorders, genetically-based speech and language disorders, cognitive and sensorimotor disorders resulting from focal lesions, complex epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumours, and medico-legal expert witness in neuropsychology.

Visiting professors

Dr Mortimer Mishkin, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, USA
Specialties: developmental amnesia and other memory disorders, neuroanatomical organisation of memory and learning, visual, auditory and tactile processing systems.

Readers

Dr Torsten Baldeweg MD
Special interests: development of diagnostic neuroimaging techniques and electrophysiological assessments for candidates undergoing epilepsy surgery.

Dr Michelle de Haan
Special interests: cognitive and electrophysiological assessment of infants and young children with epilepsy syndromes, and visual impairment.

Honorary senior lecturers

Dr Luc Berthouze
Special interests: computational modelling of adaptive and developmental mechanisms involved in motor development, and assessment of exploratory movement in young infants with neurological conditions.

Dr Alexandra M Hogan MBBS
Special interests: hypoxia and cognitive function in children and adults.

Dr Peter Rankin C Psychol
Special interests: functional MRI and cognitive profiles associated with complex epilepsy syndromes.

Lecturers

Dr Frederique Liegeois
Special interests: development of diagnostic neuroimaging techniques and behavioural tests for evaluation of motor speech disorders.

Research associates

Dr Sharon Geva
Special interests: neuroimaging and cognitive and behavioural profiles associated with hypoxic-ischaemic injury to the brain.

Dr Gemma Northam
Special interests: neuroimaging, cognitive and behavioural markers of language development in children born preterm or with perinatal stroke.

Dr Katrin Schulze
Special interests: investigation of central and peripheral auditory function in memory disorders and speech and language syndromes.

Dr Caroline Skirrow
Special interests: functional imaging of language to guide neurosurgical treatment for epilepsy in children.

PhD students

Johannes Bathelt
PhD title: Visual impairment in infants

Rosie Coleman
PhD title: Functional and structural brain plasticity after neurosurgery for epilepsy in children.

Louise Croft
PhD title: Functional neuroimaging investigations of language and memory in children to aid neurosurgical decision-making.

Kayleigh Day
PhD title: Postnatal brain growth and development of processing speed and executive function in toddlers born preterm

Michelle Downes
PhD title: Sickle cell in the preschool years: A focus on executive development and assessment in children with and without sickle cell anaemia

Anna Dzieciol
PhD title: Tracking the hippocampal and diencephalic circuit of cognitive memory in developmental amnesia with diffusion tensor imaging.

David Nobbs
PhD title: Improving the outcomes of hemispherectomy in children with intractable epilepsy: a novel approach based on movement analysis.

Georgia Pitts
PhD title: Episodic memory and motor skill learning associated with selective brain damage in children with low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia).

Visiting PhD students

Unit administrator

Serife Dervish

Admin manager

Claudia MacCurvin

MSc Clinical and Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology Programme

Dr Peter Rankin
Director

Amanda Kosinski
Course Administrator