University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Children's neurology consultants


Georgina Bird-Lieberman

Dr Georgina Bird-Lieberman

Dr Bird-Lieberman joined the Trust in September 2012 as a consultant paediatric neurologist. She participates in the acute neurology on-calls and holds weekly neurology and epilepsy clinics. She has a sub-specialty interest in paediatric brain tumours and is part of the neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team.

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Dr Katharine Forrest

Dr Forrest has worked for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust since 2009. Since joining the Trust she has set up the complex movement disorder clinic, complex headache clinic, and clinic for children with demyelinating disorders. 

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Colin Kennedy

Professor Colin Kennedy

Professor Kennedy joined the Trust in 1988 as the hospital's first paediatric neurologist. He was clinical lead for the over 24 years and his current role involves both outpatient and inpatient clinical care. Professor Kennedy's current role also includes clinical research, where he has a special interest in neuro-oncology.

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Fenella Kirkham

Professor Fenella Kirkham

Professor Kirkham has worked for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust since December 1999. She has a sub-specialty interest in paediatric epilepsy, stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Professor Kirkham has also conducted research in childhood stroke, coma, epilepsy and sickle cell disease.

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Neil Thomas

Dr Neil Thomas (head of service)

Dr Thomas has been a consultant paediatric neurologist in Southampton since 1993. As well as contributing to the general paediatric neurology service, he has special interests in neuromuscular disease and cerebral palsy.

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Brigitte Vollmer

Dr Brigitte Vollmer

Dr Vollmer joined the Trust in 2010. She has a sub-specialty interest in neonatal and developmental neurology, in particular brain imaging and the long term motor, cognitive, and behavioural development of children born at risk. She works closely with the team in the neonatal unit at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton.

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Dr Andrea Whitney

Dr Whitney is a consultant paediatric neurologist, with specialist interests and training in complex epilepsy and sleep medicine. She is based in Southampton and runs general neurology clinics, complex epilepsy and ketogenic diet clinics, working closely with the specialist epilepsy nurses.

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