Prof Manjit Matharu

Prof Manjit Matharu is a Professor of Neurology at University College London (UCL) Queen Square Institute of Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen square, London, UK. He is the Clinical and Academic Lead of the Headache and Facial Pain Group at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Prof Matharu trained at The University of Manchester and completed his general medical training in London leading up to obtaining the MRCP in 1998. He subsequently obtained a PhD at The UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London. He completed his residency in Neurology at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, The Royal London Hospital and Homerton Hospital in London in 2007 before taking up his current post

Prof Matharu is a member of the Headache and Pain subcommittee of the Association of British Neurologists. He was a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline development group (GDG) for Headache Disorders.

Dr Salwa Kamourieh

Dr Salwa Kamourieh is a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square in London, UK.  She works as part of the Headache and Facial Pain Group and is a co-organiser of the Headache Academy.

Dr Kamourieh trained at Imperial College, London and undertook her general medical and specialist training in North West London.  She completed MRCP in 2010 and a PhD from Imperial College, London in 2016.

During her training, Dr Kamourieh developed an interest in headache disorders.  Her specialist area are primary refractory headaches (chronic migraine, vestibular migraine and trigeminal autonomic cephalgias), with specific interest in neurostimulation for intractable headache disorders.  Dr Kamourieh has authored several scientific papers, contributed to book chapters and has been an invited speakers at national medical conferences and teaching.

Dr Tim Yates

Dr Tim Yates has been a Consultant Neurologist at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, and Honorary Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the Headache and Facial Pain Group, since 2021. After qualifying with distinction from Cambridge, Tim trained at Addenbrooke’s and then in London at University College Hospital, with higher clinical and academic training in neurology at Queen Square and the Royal Free.

Tim sees inequality as a contributor to the development of chronic migraine and headache morbidity in general. He is looking to develop a specialist headache service at the North Middlesex, which serves one of the UK’s most deprived areas. As Trust Chief Medical Information Officer, with a long-standing interest in clinical informatics, he is examining how modern population health data approaches can reduce inequalities in headache care.

Dr Ishaq Abu-Arafeh

Dr Abu-Arafeh is a Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

Dr Abu-Arafeh trained at the University of Jordan and had postgraduate training in paediatrics and paediatric neurology in Cardiff and Aberdeen. After Clinical Research fellowship, he had MD from the University of Aberdeen on his work on Headache and migraine in schoolchildren in 1996. He runs the paediatric headache service at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow since 1996.

Dr Abu-Arafeh chaired the Child and Adolescent Standing Committee, International Headache Society 2013-2021 and is the Past chairman of paediatric committee, British Association for the study of Headache. He was a member, NICE guidelines Update CG150 “Headache in adults and children over 12 years” 2015. He is a member of the BPNA’s Childhood Headache Teaching Course development and steering groups and a Medical advisor, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA-UK), 1995-

Dr Abu-Arafeh is the Editor of “Childhood Headache” 1st edition 2002 and 2nd edition 2013, Co-editor of “Headache in children and adolescents: case-based approach”, 2016 and “Clinical and Pathophysiological Peculiarities of Headache in Children and Adolescents”, 2020

Prof Fayyaz Ahmed

Professor Fayyaz  Ahmed qualified from Dow Medical College, Karachi (Pakistan) in 1986 and moved to the UK after his residency. He was trained in Neurology at the St James’s University Hospital, Leeds and the Imperial College, London and was affiliated with the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic at the Charing Cross Hospital (1992-1996) where he did his research.

He has been a consultant neurologist at Hull since 1996 where he established a dedicated headache clinic.  He serves as honorary professor at the Hull York Medical School.  He was the clinical director for Neurosciences (2003-2011) during which he completed his MBA (exec) with distinction from University of Hull. He served in BASH as secretary (2005-2008), vice chair (2009-2010), chair (2011-2013) and educational officer (2014-2021)  and is currently a trustee of the board and treasurer of International Headache Society and member of the headache advisory group of the ABN.  He is formerly a Trustee of the Migraine Trust and Director at the European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC) and Migraine Trust International Symposium (MTIS), topic specific member in the NICE headache guidelines (CG150-revision) and co-authored the BASH National Management System 2019.

His research interest lies in Chronic Migraine and Cluster Headaches and is involved in headache education in the UK for many years after completing his PGCME in medical education.  He organises the Hull Headache event biennially since 2005.

Dr Jane Anderson

Dr Jane Anderson

Dr Anderson is a consultant neurologist and the clinical lead for the refractory headache service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh and trained in clinical neurology in Southampton, Cambridge, Norwich and London. Dr Anderson’s specialist interests focus on the management of cranio-cervical pain and movement disorders with specific interest in the primary refractory headache disorders (chronic migraine, vestibular migraine and the trigeminal autonomic cephalagias).

She retains an honorary position in the Headache Group in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, but works principally between Addenbrooke’s and Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Anna Andreou

Anna Andreou is the Director of Headache Research at the Headache Centre, at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and King’s College London. She is also a Lecturer within the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London. Anna completed her PhD in Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, before continuing her research at the University of California, San Francisco, and Imperial College London.

She has received several awards, including, but not limited to, the Senior Research Fellowship of the Migraine Trust, the Research Innovation Award from the Medical Research Council, the Early Research Career Grant from the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the Headache Research Excellence award from the International Headache Society (IHS). Having held the role of Chair of the Trainees and Residents Special Interest Group of the IHS for 4 years, she is currently Chair of the IHS Electronics Media Committee.

Her research interests include understanding migraine and cluster headache pathophysiology, and developing novel therapies for the prevention of headaches.

Dr Bal Athwal

Dr Bal Athwal is a consultant neurologist at the Royal Free London where he leads the headache service. He studied in Edinburgh and trained in neurology in London at the Royal Free and at the National Hospital for Neurology.  He developed an interest in headache while at the NHNN and then set up the specialist headache service at the Royal Free Hospital.
Dr Athwal is interested in all aspects of headache medicine, especially the effective and timely management of chronic migraine. and in optimising the delivery of specialist headache treatment to patients. Dr Athwal is a trustee of the National Migraine Centre.

Dr Pyari Bose

Dr Pyari Bose is a Consultant Neurologist at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust and The Royal London Hospital.

Dr Bose gained his MBBS from the University of Calicut, India in 2002. He completed his general medical training in Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds and Hull leading up to the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2007. He completed his Neurology Training under the Yorkshire Deanery acquiring his Speciality Certificate in Neurology in 2011 and CCT in 2012.He subsequently did an MD at King’s College London where he undertook research into the postdrome phase of migraine using functional neuroimaging.

Dr Bose is actively involved in educational meetings to improve awareness of headache management amongst trainees, fellow consultant colleagues and also patient support groups.

Dr Sam Chong

Dr Sam Chong is currently Consultant Neurologist at The National Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. Prior to that, he was Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, London and Visiting Senior Lecturer to Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospitals School of Medicine since 1997.

After qualification from University College Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, Dr Chong underwent Neurology training at The Royal Free Hospital and The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square. He was awarded the degree of Doctorate in Medicine after conducting research on pain and nerve regeneration at University College London. He has specialist interest in managing patients with Headaches, Facial and Nerve Damage Pain and co-authored papers and chapters in books on these subjects.

He worked with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and was a member of the Guideline Development Group for Management of Headaches published in 2012 and for Neuropathic Pain published in 2013. He was Specialist Advisor to the Standards Committee as well as the Health Technology Assessment Group at NICE.

Dr Anna Cohen

Dr Anna Cohen qualified from Oxford University and obtained her PhD from UCL, under the supervision of Professor Peter Goadsby at the Institute of Neurology Queen Square. She is a Consultant Neurologist at Luton and Dunstable Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital London. She leads the Bedfordshire Headache Service. Her research interests include the TACs and SUNCT/SUNA. She has authored numerous original research papers, as well as many review papers, peer reviews, book chapters and online learning resources. She teaches at all levels from pre-medical school, medical students, postgraduate, nationally and internationally. She is a founder member of the ABN Environmental Sustainability SIG, and firmly believes that caring for the planet is paramount in order to be able to care for our patients in the future.

Dr Krishna Dani

Dr Krishna Dani is a Consultant Neurologist based in Glasgow. His undergraduate education comprised of an intercalated degree in Neuroscience from Imperial College London and his medical degree was awarded from the University of Glasgow. He completed neurology training in Glasgow and trained in research techniques at the National Institute of Health (Bethesda USA). He was awarded his PhD in metabolic brain imaging from the University of Glasgow.

Dr Dani is currently based at the Institute of Neurological Sciences Glasgow. He works in general neurology and is the lead for the headache service in Glasgow.

Dr Pooja Dassan

Dr Pooja Dassan is a Consultant Neurologist, working at Ealing Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She is the Clinical Lead of Neurology at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

Dr Dassan trained at Guy’s Hospital and completed specialist neurology training in London (Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery). She undertook postgraduate research at The Institute of Neurology, Queen Square.

Dr Dassan has developed an interest in Obstetric-Neurology and leads a joint clinic at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, where she reviews pregnant women with neurological problems; including headaches.

Dr Sophie Dorsey

Dr Sophie Dorsey graduated from Newcastle Medical School with MBBS in June 2013. She went on to complete general medical rotations in North Wales and the North east before starting Neurology training in Hull and Leeds in 2017. Dr Dorsey now works as a consultant Neurologist with specialist interest areas in Epilepsy, Headache and Neuro Ophthalmology. She is the current lead for the headache service in Hull Royal Infirmary and also work alongside Professor Ahmed in the specialist migraine service. She also manages the neurology service for North east Lincolnshire and Goole and is the lead for Clinical Governance, Morbidity and mortality.

Dr Dorsey has been involved in scientific writing for headache related to vascular disease. She is particularly interested in the management of headache disorders in woman related to hormonal influences, pregnancy and postpartum. She has taken an active role in patient education through development of a local patient education programme and through representation at migraine trust meetings.

Dr Callum Duncan

Dr Callum Duncan is a Consultant Neurologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he has run a Headache clinic, along with Dr David Watson (GPwSI Headache), since 2008. He obtained his MBChB from Aberdeen University in 1999, during which he also obtained an intercalated PhD. He trained in General Medicine in Aberdeen, Neurology in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and Headache in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the NHNN Queen Square London.

He is chair of the SIGN 155 guideline group which updated guidance on pharmacological management of migraine in 2022. He is a past secretary of the British Association for the Study of Headache (2016-2022) and chair of the development group for the Scottish National Headache Pathway (part of Scottish Government Modernising Patient Pathways initiative).

Dr Giles Elrington

Dr Giles Elrington qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1980 with honours in Surgery, and in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. He trained in London, Oxford and Southampton. His MD thesis in the late 1980s was on cross-reactive autoimmunity between small cell lung cancer and the neuromuscular junction. Thereafter he attempted to focus on common disease.

Thereafter he acquired an interest in headache and since becoming a consultant in 1993 established and ran the headache clinic at the Royal London Hospital (ultimately Barts Health NHS Trust) until 2011, with ongoing clinical trial work mostly in MS at that Trust until 2017. From 2011 until 2014 he was part time medical director of the National Migraine Centre. He was an NHS consultant neurologist in Colchester from 1993 to 2001. From 2001 he has had a portfolio career including private and medicolegal practice, contract work for PCTs & CCGs, and waiting list initiatives. From 2014 he start doing part time agency locums culminating in a part time post in York where he feels his skills as a generalist and diagnostician are recognised so converted from agency work to NHS contract to autumn 2019 when he proposes to retire from the NHS to focus on private and medicolegal practice where the growth area appears to be in defendant instructions.

He has been, at various times, Director of the City of London Migraine Clinic, Treasurer of the British Association for the Study of Headache, President of Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association and local ABN representative.

Dr Jeban Ganesalingam

Dr Jeban Ganesalingam

Dr Jeban Ganesalingam is a Consultant Neurologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital. He graduated from Kings College Hospital, London and completed his Neurology training at Imperial College Hospital, London and developed an interest in headaches whilst training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Since becoming a Consultant, he has worked closely with the local CCGs in the development of new headache guidelines as well as local presentations to the GPs to facilitate the management of primary headaches in the community.

He is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School giving seminars on headaches.

Dr Mona Ghadri-Sani

Dr Mona Ghadiri-Sani is a leading consultant neurologist based in Liverpool who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders, including migraine, cluster headache and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. In addition, she also has expertise in the management of neuro-Behçet's disease and other neurological conditions

Dr Ghadiri-Sani qualified from Bart’s and the London Medical School of Medicine and Dentistry, completing both her medical degree and an intercalated BSc in Neuroscience at Queen Mary University of London. She undertook her core medical training also in London, including a neurology rotation at The Royal London Hospital, before relocating to The Walton Centre to accomplish higher neurology training. Dr Ghadiri-Sani was appointed consultant neurologist in 2017 and was later named clinical and educational headache lead. She coordinates two weekly refractory headache clinics, as well as nerve blocks and Botox clinics, and is also the primary investigator for various headache clinical trials.

Further to her specialised service at The Walton Centre, Dr Ghadiri-Sani additionally provides neurology cover for the national Behçet’s Disease Centre at University Hospital Aintree. She maintains an active interest in medical education and is, at present, an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool. She has organised local, regional and national education programmes for neurology trainees, GPs and acute medical doctors.

Dr Gina Kennedy

Dr Gina Kennedy is a consultant neurologist and clinical lead for the Headache Service in Sunderland Royal Hospital. She is Chair of the Northern Regional Headache Specialist group with roles in developing national and regional headache management pathways and local GP referral systems. She is also a council member of the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) and the International Headache Symposium.

Dr Kennedy has an active interest in national and international headache trials and Headache Service development, including digital solutions to support patient care.

Dr Anita Krishnan

Dr Anita Krishnan is a Consultant Neurologist at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool. Her clinical interests are in the fields of Headache medicine and CSF pathway disorders, especially Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH). Along with general neurology clinics and managing neurology inpatients, she also does tertiary specialist clinics in complex headache disorders, has devised the regional secondary care pathways for management of acute headache and approach to papilloedema, and extensively teaches all cadres of medical professionals on recognition and management of headache. She is a member of the Association of British Neurologists Advisory Group on Headaches and the Special Interest group in IIH.

Dr Giorgio Lambru

Dr Giorgio Lambru is a Consultant Neurologist and clinical lead of the Headache Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Dr Lambru gained his degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan (Italy). He then trained in Neurology at the University-Hospital of Parma (Italy), when he initially developed his interest in Headache medicine. As part of his training, he collaborated clinically and academically with the Headache Centre of the University of Parma from 2005 to 2009, actively involved in clinical research in primary headache disorders. In 2010 he undertook a-one year clinical fellowship within the Headache group at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery developing an interest in trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias and cranial neuralgias that has led him to undertake a PhD degree at the Institute of Neurology, UCL. He is involved in clinical and preclinical research in collaboration with the Headache laboratory within the Wolfson CARD-King’s College London. Dr Lambru has authored a number of scientific publications and presented at national and international headache conferences.

Prof Anne MacGregor

Prof Anne MacGregor

Anne MacGregor is honorary Professor at the Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma at Queen Mary, University of London and a Specialist in Headache and Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at Barts Health NHS Trust. Her clinical posts is at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

She worked at the City of London Migraine Clinic from 1988 to 2011 and has been actively involved with the lay and professional headache charities, serving as a trustee of the Migraine Trust and a member of the Medical Advisory Board and on the Executive Boards of BASH and ADMA. She was on the Board of Directors of the IHS for ten years, first as Honorary General Secretary and later as Honorary Treasurer. Her research covers all aspects of headache and migraine with a particular interest in the effects of sex hormones on headache.

Miss Susan Mollan

Miss Susan Mollan trained in Ophthalmology in the West Midlands and Oxford. She has advanced training in neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus. She has worked for UK professional bodies PMETB, the GMC, the Academy of Royal Colleges and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She is currently the chair of the international relations committee at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, on the research committee of the European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the secretary to the British Isles Neuro-Ophthalmology Club and the secretary to the United Kingdom Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

Her consultant position is at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She enjoys clinical research, and is situated well within the large team at UHB to investigate rare conditions that affect the eye and brain. Her professional research specialties include Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and the development of quantification of disease through ocular imaging.

She has authored the first IIH consensus guidelines (2018) and is on the working team for the British Society of Rheumatology GCA guidelines, and was the Ophthalmologist on the European League Against Rheumatism GCA guidelines (2019) and the European Headache Federation GCA guidelines (2019).

Dr Mireia Moragas

Dr. Mireia Moragas is a Consultant Neurologist in Edinburgh. She trained in Barcelona, Spain, where she developed early interest in headache and stroke. She moved to London in 2011 to spend time in the headache service in The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen square, London, UK.

In 2012 she moved to Edinburgh where she is working as a general neurologist and runs the Headache Clinic, as well as participating in the acute care of patients with stroke. She has participated in the local and Scottish national headache guidelines as well as the local protocols for management of headache and stroke during pregnancy.

Dr Louisa Murdin

Louisa Murdin is Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Associate Professor at UCL Ear Institute, London. She studied medicine at the University of Oxford before further in training in the UK and Australia. She has research interests in vestibular migraine, Meniere’s disease, and chronic dizziness. She also works with the Barany Society, NIHR and Cochrane ENT group on development of evidence based practice in Vestibular Medicine and is the current President of the British Society of Neuro-otology.

Dr Niranjanan Nirmalananthan

Dr Nirmalananthan is a Consultant Neurologist at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's University of London. He graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University before studying Medicine at King’s College London. He was awarded a PhD in Neuroscience from the Institute of Neurology, University College London before undertaking higher specialist training in neurology at St George’s Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. He set up the Headache Service at St George's Hospital in 2012. He is currently Clinical Director for Neurosciences at St George's University Hospitals Trust.

Dr Prab Prabhakar

Dr Prab Prabhakar is Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor in Paediatric Neurology at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Educated at Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India, where he read medical sciences, he pursued a career as a paediatric neurologist in the UK completing his clinical training in the UK. He trained in neurology at Royal London Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. He joined the first dedicated Children’s Headache Clinic founded by the late Dr Sarah Benton and Professor Peter Goadsby in 1999. He now leads the neurology service at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Childrens Headache Services. His clinical and research interests centre around chronic headache disorders in Children.

Dr Prabhakar is the course director and chair for the Children’s Headache Training Course run by the British Paediatric Neurology Association. He is a Senior Examiner for the RCPCH and is the PG Lead for Clinical Examinations at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.


Dr Alexandra Sinclair

Prof Alexandra Sinclair

Prof Alexandra Sinclair is a Consultant Neurologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and NIHR Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham.

Prof Sinclair gained her MBChB (Hons) from the University Of Birmingham School Of Medicine in 2000 and attained her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2003. She then trained as a Neurology Specialist Registrar in the West Midlands before taking time out of her training to pursue research into idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) as a Medical Research Council, Clinical Research Training Fellow at the University of Birmingham. She attained her PhD in 2010 which addressed the impact of weight and glucocorticoid metabolism on IIH. She completed subspecialty training in headache at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

She now works as a NIHR Clinician Scientist in Neurology with a role combining clinical, in-vivo and in-vitro research into IIH and the neuroendocrine aspects of headache. She has set up specialist headache services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and has a specific interest into headaches relating to changes in intracranial pressure.

Dr Nicholas Silver

Dr Nicholas Silver

Dr Nicholas Silver is a Consultant Neurologist at the Walton centre for Neuroscience NHS Foundation Trust, where he runs a clinic for refractory headache disorders.

He trained in London at Queen Square and Barts/The Royal London. He did a PhD in magnetic resonance imaging and inflammatory/toxic neurological disorders before pursuing a specialist interest in headache disorders.

He has a particular interest in non-headache symptoms and associated menifestations of headache disorders, particularly with regard to migraine as well as a clinical interest in the association between sleep and headache disorders.

Dr Alok Tyagi

Dr Tyagi is a Consultant Neurologist based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. He trained in General Neurology and has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of headache disorders.

He has established and developed a headache clinic on the NHS and has been instrumental in the training of a number of medical and nursing professionals who now practice headache medicine in the West of Scotland. He has a particular interest in delivering teaching in headache disorders at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is a regular speaker at headache meetings in the United Kingdom.

Dr Tyagi is actively involved in clinical trials in primary headache disorders ensuring that Scotland remains at the forefront of any new developments that take place in this field. He has worked with the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in preparing guidelines for headache management and assessing new treatments. He works closely with patient organisations to empower individuals and families affected by primary headaches ensuring that knowledge and information about their condition is readily available to them

Dr Jitka Vanderpol

Dr Jitka Vanderpol  has been a Consultant Neurologist in the UK since 2005. She established Cumbria Headache Service in 2012 and Cumbria Headache Forum an educational platform for patients and medical professionals in 2014.

Dr Vanderpol graduated from 1st Medical faculty Charles University in Prague, with honors in 1998. She become Fellow of Royal College of Physicians in London in 2012 and completed her MBA (exec.) with merit at Durham University Business School in 2014. She used her business acumen when developing ‘Close to home’ neurology services in Cumbria.

Dr Vanderpol is an Innovative award winning clinician and researcher, leading on novel headache research. She was awarded 1st Place Category Innovative Technology or Device at The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2015.

Cambridge Scholars recently published her first book: “Helping You Successfully Manage Your Headache and Migraine. A patient’s Guide.”

Dr Mark Weatherall

Dr Mark Weatherall is Consultant Neurologist to the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Educated at Abingdon and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he read medical sciences, he pursued a career as a medical historian for six years before completing his clinical training. He trained in neurology at Oxford, Nottingham, Preston and Manchester, before an interest in headache brought him to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, where he was a clinical fellow in the Headache Group run by Peter Goadsby and Holger Kaube. He sees patients at The Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital, and also in a headache clinic at Ealing. His clinical and research interests centre around chronic headache disorders, in particular medication overuse headache and new daily persistent headache.

Dr Weatherall is the Vice-Chair of the British Association for the Study of Headache and have been a Trustee of The Migraine Trust.

Dr Diana Wei

Dr Wei is a consultant neurologist working in King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in London.
She qualified at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and her specialist neurologist training spanned across the Southwest of England, London and Auckland, New Zealand. Her research background includes a PhD at King’s College London on the subject of cluster headache. This included using functional MRI to further the understanding of what happens during a cluster headache attack and studying all the symptoms beyond pain during a cluster headache attack.
Dr Wei’s main focus is seeing patients with migraine, cluster headache and rarer types of headache and providing personalised treatments, including greater occipital nerve blocks and Botox for chronic migraine. She has a special interest in paediatric headache and transitioning young people to adult services and set up the King’s Health Partner Transition Headache Clinic, working closely with the team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is a member of the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) and a member of the International Headache Society (IHS) cluster headache trial guideline subcommittee