Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Complex neurodevelopmental disorders team

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

Medical consultants

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

Psychology Team

  • Dr Deborah Woodman – clinical psychology lead 

Educational psychologists

  • Dr Jenny Baulcomb
  • Dr Karen Cooper
  • Dr Lauren Taylor 

Clinical psychologists

  • Dr Vicki Ford
  • Dr Victoria Illingworth
  • Dr Sara Sopena

  • Amit SoniTricker - assistant psychologist 

Speech and language therapists

  • Janette Carrasco
  • Amy Riddett
  • Jessica Rose
  • Dr Vicky Slonims
  • Anna Walkden
  • Amy Waters
  • Dr Penny Williams

Occupational therapists

  • Fiona Flicker
  • Annemarie Sims
  • Katy Strudwick


  • Naomi Mathews
  • Karen Pratt