Paul Gissen

Dr Paul Gissen has been an honorary Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Sciences at the UCL Institute of Child Health since March 2011.

Dr Gissen qualified from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 1995 and underwent training in Paediatrics in Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham.

He did his subspecialty training as a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Inherited Metabolic Disorders at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the University of Birmingham from March 2005 until March 2008 when he was promoted to a Senior Lecturer and an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine.


  • paediatric inherited metabolic disorders

Qualifications and training

  • (2005) PhD University of Birmingham

  • (1995) MBChB University of Glasgow

  • (2005-2008) Subspecialty training in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine

  • (2011) FRCPCH

Research interests

Dr Gissen obtained his PhD in Human Molecular Genetics from the University of Birmingham investigating genetic causes of rare inherited paediatric metabolic disorders. He was successful at indentifying several novel disease-causing genes.

His major research interest is in further analysis of the pathophysiology of Arthrogryposis, Renal Dysfunction and Cholestasis syndrome, a multisystem disorder caused by a defect of intracellular trafficking. More information about his current research can be found on the UCL website.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7813 8331