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Meet the Neurosurgery team

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

Consultants

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

Mr Owase Jeelani BMedSci, MBA, MPhil (Medical Law), FRCS (NeuroSurg) 
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Speciality lead
Special interests: Craniofacial and Trauma Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Neuro-oncology, Hydrocephalus and Intracranial Pressure Pathology

Mr Kristian Aquilina FRCS (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

Lindy May RGN, RSCN, MSc Neuroscience and DipHe Counselling 
Consultant Neurosurgical Nurse
Special interests: Acute neurosurgery, spinal dysraphism, craniovertebral abnormalities, and traumatic brain injury

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

Professor Richard Hayward FRCS 
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: Congenital craniofacial disorders and in particular those associated with craniosynostosis

Managers

Sarah Dobbing  
General Manager
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 0288

Trisha Webbe  
Operational Manager
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5410

Senior nurses

Jayne Cooper 
Head of Nursing

Nurses Katie (and back of Emma)

Ward sister

Melissa Strickland RGN, RSCN  
Sister Koala Ward

Katie Thomas RNC, MNursSci
Sister Koala Ward/High Dependency Unit Lead

Research nurse

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

Practice educators

Nicola Wilson RNC, MNursSci  
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

Secretaries

Bianca Fraser
Secretary to Mr Harkness, Mr Tisdall 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 
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5198

Physiotherapy

Lucy Alderson  
Senior Physiotherapist

Social worker

Wendy Doyle

Clinical nurse specialists

Kathy Truscott  
Clinical Nurse Specialist for craniofacial surgery 

Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5908 or bleep 8313
 
Jody O'Connor 
Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ex 1612

Ainsley Moven 
Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ex 1611

Sarah Olney (currently on maternity leave)
Nurse Practitioner for CNS tumours 
Tel: 020 7813 8137 or bleep 2058

Nicola Barnes  
Nurse Practitioner for complex Epilepsy  
Tel: 020 7405 9200 Ext 1592   
Email: Nicola.Barnes@gosh.nhs.uk