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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

Siobhan Lalor-McTague 
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

Will Sewell  
Admission Manager, Koala Ward
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5789

Selina Ahmed  
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 ext 1612

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

Sarah Olney
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