Area of expertise: childhood stroke and acquired brain injury, rehabilitation, upper limb motor disorders, complex epilepsy, disability evaluation and movement disorders
Dr Anne Gordon is the chief children’s therapist at Evelina London Children’s Healthcare, with strategic leadership responsibility for dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and speech and language therapy services across Evelina London's hospital and community based services.
Anne also works clinically as a consultant occupational therapist in paediatric neuroscience at Evelina London Children's Hospital.
Anne’s clinical and research interests are in paediatric neurodisability, particularly acquired brain injury and stroke. She has a PhD in paediatric neuroscience and has ongoing research collaborations with colleagues internationally.
Anne runs the child stroke and acquired brain injury recovery clinic, the ECMO outcome clinic, and the Evelina REACH rehabilitation service.
Anne is a member of the Healthy London Partnership (NHS London) Children and Young People's Clinical Leadership Group. She is also a technical adviser to the World Health Organisation collaborating centre at Public Health England in nursing, midwifery and early intervention. Anne completed a secondment with NHS England, leading a national project scoping children's rehabilitation services and was chair of the rehabilitation and long-term outcomes working group for the national Childhood Stroke Guidelines (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health).
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University of Melbourne
- Master of Science in Health Psychology (MSc) University of Westminster
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy (BAppSc) University of South Australia.
- childhood stroke and acquired brain injury
- upper limb motor disorders
- complex epilepsy
- disability evaluation
- movement disorders.
- longitudinal evaluation of the impact of stroke on children and their families
- interventions to improve arm and hand function for children with acquired or congenital brain injury
- exploration of the relationship between brain structures and pathways (as evidenced on brain imaging) and functional outcome of brain injury in infants and children
- investigation of methods of delivery of partnership packages of rehabilitation between hospital and community services for children with neurological disabilities.