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Complex neurodevelopmental disabilities team

This section provides information about some of the staff you may meet.

Medical consultants

  • Professor Gillian Baird – children's developmental consultant
  • Dr Michael Absoud – consultant in neurodisability
  • Dr Birgitta Bernhard – consultant in neurodisability
  • Dr Veronica Kelly – consultant in neurodisability
  • Dr Osman Malik – consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist

Clinical psychologists

  • Dr Ann Ozsivadjian – principal clinical psychologist
  • Dr Anna Shipton – highly specialist clinical psychologist

Speech and language therapists

  • Amy Riddett  – principal speech and language therapist
  • Dr Vicky Slonims– senior consultant speech and language therapist
  • Dr Penny Williams – consultant speech and language therapist
  • Harriet O'Connell – highly specialist speech and language therapist
  • Anna Walkden – principal speech and language therapist

Occupational therapists

  • Elaine Doherty – clinical lead in children's occupational therapy
  • Dr Anne Gordon – consultant occupational therapist
  • Katy Strudwick – clinical specialist occupational therapist
  • Annemarie Sims – highly specialist occupational therapist


  • Karen Pratt – clinical nurse specialist
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