UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Prof Suellen Walker

Prof Suellen Walker

Professor of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Developmental Neurosciences Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
1st Nov 2001

Research summary

  • Clinical studies utilising quantitative sensory testing to assess impact of early pain and injury 
  • Neuropathic pain in children and adolescents
  • Developmental neurobiology of pain and long-term impact of early pain and injury 

  • Developmental pharmacodynamic profile of analgesics: efficacy and spinal toxicity

Teaching summary


University of Sydney
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2005
University of London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2001
University of Sydney
Other higher degree, Master of Medicine | 1999
University of Melbourne
Doctorate, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery | 1984



1984 MB,BS  Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)University of Melbourne.

1999 MMed  Master of Medicine in Pain Management; University of Sydney.

2001 MSc     Master of Science with Distinction in Neuroscience; UCL.

2005 PhD        Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine); University of Sydney.


1993 FANZCA Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

1999 FFPMANZCA Foundation Diplomate, Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine ANZCA 

2010 Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK

2016 FFPMRCA Election to Fellowship of Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK