Lucinda Carr

Dr Carr has been a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 1996.

She works across the departments of Neurology and Neurodisability, seeing children on the wards and also in Outpatients where she holds general neurology clinics and specialist multi-disciplinary clinics for movement disorders, botulinum toxin and selective dorsal rhizotomy.


  • movement disorders: assessment and management
  • cerebral palsy
  • the use of selective dorsal rhizotomy in management of spasticity in cerebral palsy
  • the use of botulinum toxin in movement disorders


  • MBChB - University of Bristol, 1983
  • Diploma in Child Health - March 1986
  • MRCP (Paeds) - February 1988
  • MD - University of Bristol, April 1994
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Member of the British Paediatric Neurology Association and of the Movement Disorders Special Interest Group

Research Interests

Dr Carr's MD was conducted in the Human Neurophysiology Unit at University College London: 'Plasticity of the Central Nervous System: A neurophysiological study of the effects of early brain damage in man.'

She continues to study in the areas of movement disorders and cerebral palsy. Within the service they regularly evaluate the outcomes of their interventions.

Dr Carr was a member of the NICE Guideline development group for ‘The management of non-progressive spasticity in children’ (Guidelines published July 2012).

She was part of the European Consensus group, producing Guidelines in use of Botulinum toxin in Cerebral Palsy.

She worked in a steering group with NHS England in developing a project to evaluate the benefits of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy in CP.

She has published widely and contributed to many paediatric textbooks. She regularly contributes to meetings and teaching, including as faculty member of British Paediatric Neurology Association training course.

In collaboration with the Institute of Child Health, the team are looking at imaging outcomes in children with cerebral palsy.


Neurology secretary: Peter Sweeney (ext 0182)

Neurodisability secretaries: Melita Dias (ext 1198)

SDR co-ordinator: Emmanuel Turton (ext 1532)