Dr. Helen Cross
Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Head of Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health
Professor Helen Cross is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology at UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London and the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, Lingfield. She qualified from Birmingham University in 1984, trained in paediatrics in Birmingham and subsequently in paediatric neurology in London, obtaining her PhD in 1998.
Although she has a significant research commitment, she has been involved specifically in developing epilepsy services, particularly the epilepsy surgery programme, working across four departments. She is Chair of the ILAE Commission for Paediatrics, Assistant Secretary to the Board of the European Paediatric Neurology Society, Chair of the Trustees of Epilepsy Research UK and President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association. She is on the Editorial Board of Epileptic Disorders, Developmental Medicine Child Neurology and European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. In 2007 she was awarded an Ambassador for Epilepsy Award by the ILAE. Her research interests include neuroimaging as well as the role of early surgical intervention and new treatments in childhood epilepsy. In addition she is involved in national and international collaboration in the development of epilepsy services, teaching and research.