UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Dr Suellen Walker

Dr Suellen Walker

Reader in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

ICH Developmental Neurosciences Prog

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
22nd Oct 2001

Research summary

  • Developmental neurobiology of pain and long-term impact of early pain and injury 

  • Developmental pharmacodynamic profile of analgesics: efficacy and spinal toxicity

  • Clinical studies utilising quantitative sensory testing to assess impact of early pain and injury 
  • Neuropathic pain in children and adolescents

Teaching summary

  • ANAT3042 Pain Module Pain in Neonates and Children

  • Faculty of Pain Medicine, Local Educational Supervisor for Advanced Pain Training, Great Ormond St Hospital
  • CHLDGX20 Paediatric Pain: Mechanisms and Management. Module MSc Paediatrics and Child Health    


University of Sydney
DPhil, | 2005
University of London
MSc, Neuroscience | 2001
University of Sydney
MMed, Medicine | 1999
University of Melbourne
MBBS, Medicine | 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 Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Foundation Diplomate

2010 Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK

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