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Kristian Aquilina

Kristian Aquilina is a paediatric neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His research interests are hydrocephalus, paediatric neuro-oncology and spasticity, particularly selective dorsal rhizotomy.


Sanj Bassi

Mr Bassi is a Consultant Neurosurgeon who has an interest in both adult and paediatric neurosurgery, although the bulk of his practice is with children.

His paediatric expertise includes brain tumours, hydrocephalus, neuro-endoscopy, insertion of baclofen pumps, spina bifida, spinal cord untethering, ecepholocoeles, cranio-facial surgery for craniosynostosis, head injuries, antenatal advice on congenital abnormalities, arterio-venous malformation and aneurysmal sub-arachnoid haemorrhage.


Andrew Brodbelt


Consultant Neurosurgeon and divisional clinical director at the Walton Centre NHS foundation trust. Main research interests are in Syringomyelia/Chiari, CSF dynamics, and Neurooncology.  His PhD entitled 'Investigations into post traumatic syringomyelia' led to an interest in the underlying aetiology of the condition, the biomechanics, and the associated CSF dynamics.  Appointed as a consultant neurosurgeon and lead for neurosurgical oncology in 2005 has moved his interest more firmly into neurooncology.  Specific current interests include population based statistics for tumour types, the effect of volume on surgical outcomes, and long term survivors with glioblastoma. 


Jeremy Holland


Jeremy Holland is a graduate of St George's Medical School with a 1st class Honours BSc in embryology. His neurosurgical training took place in London and Newcastle. He was awarded a Masters in experimental stroke model under Professor A Bell.  He has been a neurosurgeon at the Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Hospital since 1998. His special interests are vascular and complex spine. His research interests are in unruptured intracranial aneurysm morphology, SAH and acquired hydrocephalus.


Donald MacArthur


Consultant and Hon Associate Professor at Nottingham University Hospital. Interests - Oncology / Paediatrics / Hydrocephalus. Local PI for Rescue ICP and BASICS. SIOP Ependymoma trials. Research on bactiseal, intrathecal drug delivery, outcomes in Ependymoma, mechanism of metastasis in medulloblastoma, tumour imaging and posterior fossa syndrome.


Nitin Mukerji


Nitin Mukerji is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. After training in the Northern Deanery, he completed a Cerebrovascular and Skull base fellowship at Stanford University, was a visiting fellow at UCSF and obtained a masters in applied statistics.  Prior to joining Neurosurgery, he had completed a residency in Ophthalmology with a special interest in corneal disease. His research interests include epidemiology of cerebrovascular conditions, morphological basis of aneurysm rupture, non-invasive ICP monitoring and cerebral revascularization. He is also involved in research in the field of neuro-oncology and CSF dynamics.


Lewis Thorne


Lewis Thorne is a neurosurgeon at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  His research interests are in Brain Tumours and Hydrocephalus.


Kevin Tsang


Kevin Tsang graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and undertook specialty training in Plymouth and Bristol. His is currently a consultant at Imperial College with subspecialty interests in craniofacial and spinal trauma and hydrocephalus, which are also his research interests. He is active in education, helping with many trauma-related courses and conferences both at deanery and the Royal College of Surgeons levels and has been a keynote speaker at a handful of international symposia.


Laurence Watkins


Laurence Watkins is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London and clinical lead for hydrocephalus. He is the current President of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders. Research interests include all aspects of adult hydrocephalus and CSF dynamics, as well as CSF biomarkers and intracranial pressure monitoring.




Last Updated: 2 December 2021