Meet our staff

What makes Great Ormond Street Hospital so special is its extraordinary staff. Listen to inspiring audio interviews with some of the staff who work at Great Ormond Street Hospital and learn what their role involves.

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PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

Luke Murphy is the Pals Service Manager, which supports families with help, information and guidance when facing significant challenges during their child’s stay in hospital.

Listen to Luke talk about his role

Play specialist

Sasha Morris is a play specialist, which means she encourages patients to use play as a way of preparing for surgery and procedures. 

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Gillian Cheyne is a radiographer who works with CT, MRI and X-rays to examine the internal structure of patient’s body to help reach diagnosis or aid treatment. 

Listen to Gillian talk about her role

Anaesthetic consultant

Isabeau Walker is an anaesthetic consultant who looks after children at a time when they are having a major operation, or if they are on an intensive care ward. 

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Head of Dietetics

Vanessa Shaw heads the Dietetics department, where she oversees a team of dieticians who look after the nutritional needs of the hospital’s patients. 

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Director of CATS

Andy Petros leads the child acute transport service, which provides a unique service for children requiring intensive care treatment while being taken to hospital. 

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Speech and language therapist

Marie Pinkstone is a speech and language therapist, who operates within the cleft palate team and focuses on speech, language and communication. 

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Clinical nurse specialist

Clare Gilmour is a clinical nurse specialist. She provides specialised care for patients, in this case specialising in immunology, while also supporting families through their child's treatment. 

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Paediatric gastroenterologist

Neil Shah works as a paediatric gastroenterologist, which means that he is an expert who concentrates on providing care for children’s gut conditions. 

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Meet our staff

You can also find out more about the roles of other staff members by watching our short video called 'Meet the staff', as part of our Parents and families video guide series.

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