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Williams, Ruth E

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Consultant children's neurologist

Dr Ruth Williams - consultant children's neurologist

Area of expertise: epilepsy, Batten disease and ketogenic diet.

Biography

Dr Ruth Williams graduated from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 1985 and has been working in children's healthcare more or less ever since.

After working as a junior children's doctor (paediatrician) in Birmingham, London and Bath, Ruth joined Professor Mark Gardiner’s team at University College London in 1991. She spent the next five years studying the molecular genetics of Batten disease (an inherited disorder of the nervous system that usually starts in childhood), with the aim of identifying the genes responsible for the classic and variant types of late infantile Batten disease.

In 1996, Ruth returned to clinical work as a senior registrar in paediatric neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she completed her post-graduate training in paediatric neurology. 

Ruth now works part-time at Evelina London Children’s Hospital where she is a consultant in children's neurology with particular interests in epilepsy and Batten disease. She also leads the ketogenic diet service for children with epilepsy, used to help difficult-to-control epilepsy.

Further information

Education and training

  • 1985: BM BS - University of Nottingham
  • 1996: DM - University of Nottingham
  • 2005: FRCPCH.

Specialist interests

  • epilepsy
  • Batten disease and other neurodegenerative disorders
  • ketogenic diet
  • palliative care in neurology.

Awards

  • WellChild 2012 awards. Highly commended (doctor category).

Publications

Download a list of Dr Ruth E. Williams' publications (Word 159Kb).

Contacts

Telephone

020 7188 3998
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