Valerie Muter

Dr Valerie Muter has been a consultant clinical neuropsychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust for the last 10 years. 

She specialises in working with children with neurologically-based learning disorders and has a particular interest in neurological conditions such as hemiplegia. 


Dr Muter assesses the learning and educational profiles of children with neurological disorders and injuries. The information obtained from these comprehensive evaluations is used to generate a formulation of the child’s pattern of learning strength and weakness, which can in turn inform management, including the specification of intervention strategies.

Qualifications and training

Dr Muter is a clinical psychologist who specialises in paediatric neuropsychology. In addition to her clinical qualification, she also has a PhD. 

Dr Muter is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Full Practitioner Member of the Neuropsychology Division of the BPS.

Research interests

Dr Muter is an honorary lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, where she contributes to the MSc course in paediatric neuropsychology. She also holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the Centre for Reading and Language, University of York.

Dr Muter has conducted research into the longitudinal development of cognitive skills in children with childhood hemiplegia. She has also carried out extensive collaborative research into reading development and dyslexia with Professor Margaret Snowling, the UK's leading authority on dyslexia.