Neil Wimalasundera

Dr Neil Wimalasundera is a specialist in paediatric neurodisability. 
He has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2009 and has recently taken over the clinical lead role for the Wolfson Neurodisability service.


Dr Neil Wimalasundera has specialist expertise in the assessment and management of neurological paediatric movement disorders such as cerebral palsy. He works as part of a multidisciplinary team and services include the botulinum toxin service and selective dorsal rhizotomy service. He is the lead consultant for the dysphagia service. This clinic assesses and manages children with eating and drinking difficulties of neurological origin. He has a particular interest in acquired brain injury rehabilitation and performs outreach clinics at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth. 

Qualifications and training

Dr Neil Wimalasundera trained at the Royal London Hospital Medical College and completed his paediatric training in the London Deanery. 

  • 1996 MB.BS

  • 2000 MRCPCH

  • 2005 MSc in clinical paediatrics  


  • General Medical Council

  • British Medical Association

  • Medical Protection Society

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

  • British Academy of Childhood Disability  

Research interests

Current research interests include detailed neuroimaging of children with cerebral palsy and medical treatments for spasticity management. 

Dr Neil Wimalasundera is currently the academic convenor for the British Academy of Childhood Disability. Responsibilities include organising the annual scientific meeting and contributing to the annual scientific meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. 


Melita Dias, Botulinum Toxin Service: ext 1198 

Judith Mitchell, Movement Disorder Service: ext 1140 

Nicholas Turnbull, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Service: ext 1532 

Eilidh Gillespie, Dysphagia Service: ext 5293