Manju Kurian

Manju Kurian

Dr Kurian is an academic paediatric neurologist who has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital since March 2011. She is also affiliated to the Neurosciences Unit at the Institute of Child Health, UCL.

"I am constantly inspired by the patients and their families at the hospital. By combining my clinical practice with academic research, my aim is to improve clinical diagnosis in my area of expertise as well as to explore novel therapeutic options on a research basis. The long term goal is to improve the experience and outlook for patients with neurological disorders."

Manju Kurian


Areas of interest:

  • movement disorders
  • neurotransmitter diseases
  • neurogenetics


December 2010: PhD - Human Molecular Genetics (University of Birmingham)
October 2000: MRCPCH - Paediatrics (RCPCH, London)
May 1999: MA - Social Anthropology (University of Cambridge)
December 1997: MBBChir - Medicine (University of Cambridge)
June 1995: BA - Medical Sciences Tripos (University of Cambridge)

Research Interests

Molecular genetic investigation of:

  1. early onset epileptic encephalopat
  2. neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulatio
  3. early onset movement disorders
Dopamine transporter deficiency syndrome: functional characterisation and therapeutic approaches


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