Meet Alanna, Play Specialist
"Being in hospital is a difficult time no matter what age you are, and I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to help the children smile and provide positive memories throughout their hospital stay."
Meet Mark, Consultant Spinal Surgeon
“My work involves treating children with problems with their spine.There are many common problems that we encounter, but one of the most common is scoliosis."
Meet Valeria, Lead Clinical Investigator
“The data is much more powerful than the human eye could capture with any type of assessment. This technology is really useful for tracking movement in progressive diseases where the changes over time are relatively subtle. This is key for developing new therapies.”
Meet Sue, Specialist Physiotherapist
“Stretches and a graded exercise programme is vital in promoting the recovery of the muscle function, the correct movement pattern, and the return to function and independence.”
Meet Maria, Clinical Psychologist
“Helping children understand, recognise and better manage their emotions and actions is deeply rewarding. Supporting children at this young age gives one the opportunity to make meaningful changes to a young person’s life."
Meet Claudio, Research Fellow
“VR is a fantastic way of being immersed into a patient’s heart. The overall aim of using VR in our research projects is to help us to explore the cardiac anatomy in an immersive way, providing more detail than ever before."
Meet Jelena, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
"There was a degree of innovation involved (in Noah’s surgery). The procedure was done as minimally invasive key hole surgery which is something very few hospitals would do for children with complex vessels."
Meet Simon, Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon
“The real joy of the job is looking after the patients, being alongside them and their families and seeing them get better with the support and care we all provide.”
Meet Chien, Consultant Eye Surgeon
"I love that GOSH enables me to make a real difference to the lifelong sight of children by working with teams filled with people who care and are passionate about children and their health."
Meet Lesley, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
“I don’t think research should be an add-on - it’s an integral part of clinical practice. It is extremely encouraging that there are more opportunities for AHPs and nurses to have the chance to get involved in clinical research both here at GOSH and throughout the UK."
Meet Samira, Associate Specialist in Paediatrics (Dermatology)
"I got the role by pure luck/magic. I saw a job advertised for a paediatrician with special interest in birthmarks and their management. I grabbed the opportunity, applied for the job and got it. This was 25 years ago!"
Meet Finella, Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant
"We look after children with complex medical conditions, some of whom may not live to adulthood. Our role encompasses supporting children and their families to live as well as possible with whatever time they have. And to make the most of the opportunities that come their way."
Meet Paula, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
"I have been the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) here for 9 years and in that time I have watched my patients grow and fly, I am chuffed to think that I may have had some influence on them that has helped them and their families to always look for solutions and to find the support that they need.”
Meet Michael, Senior Operating Department Practitioner
"I try to get them to document their concerns themselves by writing them down, pen to paper. They like that they are heard and taken seriously."
Meet Rebecca, Clinical Nurse Specialist
"Working at GOSH makes you feel like you are part of something special. GOSH has a really amazing energy about it. Wherever you go in the hospital there is always someone who gives you a smile and says hello."
Meet Sara, Consultant Haematologist
"GOSH has one of the largest cancer therapy centres for children in Europe and we specialise in younger-aged children, so it really is a specialist department. "