Vollmer, Dr Brigitte
Neonatal and developmental neurology
Training and education
Dr Vollmer graduated from medical school at the University of Tubingen in Germany, and completed training in paediatrics and in paediatric and developmental neurology at the Children’s Hospital in Tubingen. Following this, she moved to further specialise in paediatric neurology and neonatal neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospitals, London.
Dr Vollmer obtained a PhD in paediatric neurosciences at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London. She then moved for post-doctoral training at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where she still holds an honorary position as senior researcher.
Dr Vollmer joined the Trust in 2010.
Her sub-specialty interest is in neonatal and developmental neurology, in particular, brain imaging and the long term motor, cognitive, and behavioural development of children born at risk (for example preterm birth, hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy of the term born newborn, and children with antenatally diagnosed brain abnormalities). She works closely with the team at the neonatal unit at Princess Anne Hospital.
Dr Vollmer is the senior lecturer in paediatric neurology at the University of Southampton.
For information on Dr Vollmer’s research, please see her profile on the University of Southampton's website.