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- Movement disorders
I graduated from University of Oxford 1984 (with various prizes) and trained in neurology in Nottingham and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. I returned to the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham as senior lecturer in neurology from 1993-99 then moved to a more clinical post as consultant neurologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge from 1999-2012. Married to an academic, I then moved to my current posts in Swindon and Oxford.
Areas of interest
Headache; migraine; migrainous vertigo; other causes of vertigo and dizziness; cluster headache; other forms of trigeminal autonomic cephalgia; trigeminal neuralgia; movement disorders; Parkinson's disease; other forms of parkinsonism; other causes of tremor; other causes of gait disorder; psychiatric aspects of Parkinson's disease; dementia in Parkinson's disease; dementia with Lewy bodies; other causes of memory or cognitive impairment and dementia; cerebellar ataxia; dystonia; torticollis; blepharospasm; botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders, spasticity and headache; Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; tics; Huntington's disease; other cases of chorea; myoclonus; restless leg syndrome; peripheral neuropathy; motor neurone disease; muscle diseases; multiple sclerosis; spinal cord disorders; sleep disorders; parasomnias; nocturnal seizures; epilepsy; fits; transient ischaemic attacks; stroke.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant neurologist, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Honorary consultant neurologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Parkinson's disease, especially neuroprotective treatments. Migraine.
Essential Neurology (with Iain Wilkinson, an introductory textbook of neurology). More than 60 research publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to talk to GPs on any aspect of neurology; I am particularly keen to help GPs become confident in assessing common neurological symptoms such as headache, sensory symptoms, dizziness etc.
- BA, physiological sciences (first class honours) University of Oxford 1981
- BM BCh University of Oxford 1984
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 1997
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant neurologist, 1993
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Association of British Neurologists, Movement Disorders Society, BRITMODIS, British Association for the Study of Headache.
- BMI The Ridgeway Hospital, SN4 9DD
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01793 604767
- Shalbourne Suite, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01793 604767
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Please call my secretary on 01793 604767; out of hours I can be contacted directly through the GWH switchboard on 01793 604020.