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Kevin Shields




Special Interests

General Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Headache, Epilepsy, Extensive experience in all aspects of EMG and EEG, Botulinum toxin for the treatment of Dystonia, Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), Migraine and Spasticity


I am a Consultant Neurologist with particular expertise in the management of headache disorders.

I qualified first in my class from Trinity College, Dublin in 1997 and was awarded the Hudson Gold medal. I became a member of The Royal College of Physicians, Ireland in 1999 before moving to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, to commence my neurology training. While there I had the privilege of training for several years under the supervision of Professor Peter J. Goadsby, one of the world's leading experts in headache disorders.

I was awarded a PhD for my research into mechanisms of pain transmission in headache from the University of London in 2005. I received the Sir Charles Symmonds Prize from the Association of British Neurologists and The Lord Adrian Prize from the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology for my research. I have being published in internationally renowned peer review journals and books.

I hold a NHS appointment as a Consultant Neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and the Whittington Hospital, Highgate. I am one of only a few neurologists in the UK who is also qualified in clinical neurophysiology ' a separate diagnostic specialty that studies the electrical activity of the nervous system.

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