Meet the Neurology team

Find key members of the Neurology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) here.

Consultants

Dr Anoushka Alwis
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Neurovascular disorders, Headache and general neurology

Dr Sanjay Bhate  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Neurovascular disorders and general neurology

Dr Lucinda Carr MD, MbChb, FRCP FRCPCH  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Complex Movement Disorder clinic, held with Professor Bhatia from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Combined Neurogenetic clinic, held with Professor Wood, National Hospital from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Professor Helen Cross MBChB, PhD, FRCPCH, FRCP, OBE
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special interests: Complex epilepsy and epilepsy surgery

Dr Krishna Das MBBS, DCH, MD, DM, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Dr Nivedita Desai MBBS, DCH, MD MRCPCH
Consultant in Paediatric Neurology and Epilepsy
Special interests: General Neurology, Headache disorders including IIH, and Complex Epilepsy

Dr Noelle Enright
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Complex epilepsy and General Neurology

Dr Christin Eltze MRCPH, MSc, MD Res
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, Ketogenic Diet

Dr Vijeya Ganesan MB ChB MRCP MD
Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology
Special interests: Neurovascular disorders and general neurology

Dr Cheryl Hemingway MBChB, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Neuroinflammation and Demyelinating Disorders

Dr Yael Hacohen
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Neuroinflammation and Demyelinating Disorders

Dr Jane Hassell
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Headache, general Neurology

Dr Marios Kaliakatsos MD, MSc, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests: General Neurology, Complex Epilepsy, Neuro-oncology

Professor Manju Kurian MA MBBChir, MRCPCH, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Movement disorders, neurotransmitter diseases, neurogenetics and neurometabolic medicine

Dr Amy McTague MBChB MRCPCH PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests: Early onset Epilepsy, Epilepsy Genetics

Professor Finbar O'Callaghan MA MB ChB MSc PhD FRCPCH FRCP
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special Interests: Complex epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis complex

Dr Prab Prabhakar MBBS FRCPCH  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Clinical Lead
Special interests: General neurology and headache

Dr Suresh Pujar PhD MRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Complex Epilepsy

Dr Robert Robinson MA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist 
Special interests: General neurology and complex epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Professor Rod Scott PhD MRCPCH
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special interest: Complex epilepsy

Dr Sophia Varadkar MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Senior nurses

Alison Taberner-Stokes 
Head of Nursing

Lucy Thomas 
Matron

Kay Legg
Ward Manager – Starfish Ward

Melissa Strickland
Ward Manager – Koala Ward

Neurology Clinical Nurse Specialists

Claire Toolis – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Neurology, Neurovascular and Vein of Galen Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0569
For patients under the care of Neurovascular Service and Vein of Galen Service

Nicola Barnes – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for CESS and VNS Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 1592
For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Joanne Mortimer – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Neurology and the Headache Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar and Dr Desai (headache clinic)

Laura Nallen – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5051
For patients under the care of Dr Bhate, Dr Kaliakatsos, Prof Kurian and Dr Munot

Stacey Pruett – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology/MS

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Desai (Neurology), Dr Hemmingway, Dr Hassell (Neurology) and Dr Hacohen

Kate Crumpler – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology/Headache
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0460
For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar, Dr Desai (Headache), Dr Robinson

Rachael Durling– Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200ext. 1829
For patients under the care of Dr Alwis, Dr Bhate, Dr Carr, Dr Ganesan, Hameed and Dr Pujar (non-epilepsy)

Emma Ninnis – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5870
For patients under the care of Prof O'Callaghan, Dr Das, Dr Enright, Dr Kaliakatsos (Epilepsy only), Dr McTague, Dr Robinson (Epilepsy only), Prof Scott and Dr Varadkar

Hannah Chaffe – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy and Ketogenic Diet Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5816
For patients under the care of Professor Cross, Dr Desai (Epilepsy only), Dr Pujar, Dr Eltze and Ketogenic Diet.

Sarah Carter – Clinical Nurse Specialist for CESS and VNS 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5814
For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Admissions team for Neurosciences

Hannah Thorpe
Neurology Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5921

Ann Deegbe 
Epilepsy Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5789

Medical PA's/Service Coordinators

Collina Fernandas
PA to Dr Sanjay Bhate, Dr Vijeya Ganesan, Dr Catherine DeVile (Neurology and Neuromuscular clinics), Dr Anoushka Alwis, Dr Jane Hassell and coordinator for Neurovascular and Vein of Galen services
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5819

James Fenton
PA to Dr Lucinda Carr (Neurology clinics only), Dr Prab Prabhakar, Dr Nivedita Desai, Dr Jane Hassell (Headache only) and coordinator for Headache Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 0182

Jodie Mead (Mon-Tues)/ Shirley Gokeren (Wed-Fri)
PA to Dr Sophia Varadkar, Dr Noelle Enright, Dr Krishna Das and Dr Biju Hameed (Neurology clinics only)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0519

Ellie Sansford
PA to Dr Cheryl Hemingway, Dr Yael Hacohen, Professor Finbar O’Callaghan, Professor Manju Kurian, Professor Rodney Scott and coordinator for the MS service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 0511

Aidan Knight
PA to Dr Christin Eltze, Amy McTague, Prof Helen Cross and coordinator for Ketogenic Diet Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 5438

Gemma Symonds
PA to Dr Robert Robinson, Dr Pujar and Dr Marios Kaliakatsos
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 8356

Mohima Begum
Coordinator for Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 5594

Administrators

Tamanna Akhtar
Referrals Coordinator and Admin Assistant
Telephone Number: 020 7405 9200 ext: 4411

Neurology Managers

Zoe Hallett
General Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext: 5744

Toni Lawrence
Service Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0667

Kolchum Begum
Assistant Service Manager for Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5517

Beverley Demirhan
Divisional Medical Staffing Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 6348