Hedderly, Tammy

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Consultant children's neurologist

Dr Tammy Hedderly - consultant paediatric neurologist

Area of expertise: onset of movement disorders.


Dr Tammy Hedderly is an acute paediatric neurologist with an interest in children's onset movement disorders.

She provides sub speciality neurology input for Wilson’s Disease, and complex communication disorders and also has an interest in children's intensive care neurology. She has experience in providing xeroderma support.

Dr Hedderly established and leads the TANDeM service. This is now an established multi-disciplinary clinic within the paediatric neurosciences team with input from child and adolescent psychiatrist, specialist clinical psychologists and a liaison nurse specialist. This service offers assessment and management for tics and tourette's and complex developmental difficulties. This includes psychological as well as pharmacological management.

Dr Hedderly has a longstanding interest in teaching and training and has contributed to PASTTEST course material – written and clinical – and has been involved in MRCPCH exam organisation as well as development and delivery of examination courses.

She is an honorary senior lecturer at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' and is active in research projects for tourette's and genetics. She is the UK project investigator on current EU FP7 EMTICS and NIMH grants.

Further information

Education and training

  • 1994: BSc (Hons) Psychology - University College London
  • 1995: MBBS - Imperial College London
  • 1997: MRCPCH
  • 2002-2005: paediatric neurology distance learning.

Specialist interests

  • tics and tourette's
  • motor stereotypies
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • brain tumours
  • childhood movement disorders
  • stroke
  • Wilson's Disease
  • children's intensive care neurology.

Research interests

  • grant holder for several projects
  • Guy's and St Thomas' Charity grant for development of the TANDeM service
  • NIMH - genetics of tic disorders UK joint PI
  • HTA evidence synthesis.


  • MB BS BSc (Hons) FRCPCH
  • 2011: nominated for a Guy's and ST Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust CARE award.



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020 7188 3997
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