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Richards, Catherine

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Consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon

Area of expertise: feeding difficulties and recurrent vomiting in children.

Biography

Mrs Catherine Richards has worked in paediatric surgery since 1994, being appointed as consultant at Evelina London and Lewisham Hospitals in 2001.

She has a particular interest in feeding difficulties and recurrent vomiting experienced by children with neurodisability and other chronic conditions. She has developed evidence-based strategies to help manage these children’s symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Further information

Education and training

  • Undergraduate training – University of Cambridge
  • Postgraduate training – University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • Specialist training in paediatric surgery, London Consortium
  • Specialist register, paediatric surgery.

Specialist interests

  • Recurrent vomiting, gastro-oesophageal reflux and feeding difficulties in children with neurodisability
  • Gastrostomy and jejunostomy feeding
  • Hirschsprungs disease
  • Surgery and gastroenterology.

Research interests

  • Recurrent vomiting, gastro-oesophageal reflux and feeding difficulties in children with neurodisability
  • Reducing post-operative infection rate following appendicectomy.

Awards

  • Entrance exhibition, Cambridge University
  • Distinction in surgery, final MB BChir
  • Distinction in pathology, final MB BChir
  • Senior scholarship, Cambridge University
  • 1994: Council Research Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons
  • 1988: Edward Hart Prize and Michael Dawkins Medal, paediatrics
  • 2004: Sir Walter Langdon-Brown Prize, M Chir Thesis, Cambridge University, 2001.

Publications

Download a list of Mrs Catherine Richards' publications (PDF 35Kb).

Contacts

Secretary telephone

020 7188 4683 / 020 8333 3136
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