Anna Hurley

Dr Anna Hurley is a Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2013. Prior to this, Dr Hurley worked as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Child Development and Paediatric Psychology services in Kensington and Chelsea.

She specialises in:

  • Assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cognitive assessment, including assessment of learning, attentional and executive difficulties
  • Assessment and treatment of emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, anger issues, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Assessment and management of feeding difficulties


  • Post-graduate diploma in paediatric neuropsychology (University College London, currently training)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University College London)
  • Masters degree by research in Clinical Neuropsychology (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
  • BA Hons in Applied Psychology (University College Cork)

Professional memberships and registration

  • British Psychological Society - Chartered Member
  • British Psychological Society - Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)
  • Member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)

Research interests

  • Cognitive functioning in the Broader Autism Phenotype
  • Executive difficulties in autism
  • Sustained attention
  • Self-monitoring/awareness and Theory of Mind

Presentations at conferences

International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), 2014, Poster - Is Cognitive Variability a Viable Candidate Endophenotype for Autism? Results from a Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP) Study.

Contact details

Social Communication Disorders Clinic Administrator: 020 7405 9200, Ext. 5855