UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Prof Torsten Baldeweg

Prof Torsten Baldeweg

Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Developmental Neurosciences Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
1st Feb 1999

Research summary

I am a cognitive neuroscientist based at the UCL Institute of Child Health with an interest in the plasticity of the developing brain to neurological insults, such as epilepsy and hypoxia-ischaemia. I use a combination of methods, such as electrophysiology (ERP and EEG), neuroimaging (functional and structural MRI) to map changes in brain function and structure in relation to cognitive development. I am also involved in improving non-invasive diagnostic neuroimaging for children who are candidates for neurosurgery and conduct longitudinal studies in patients who underwent such treatment, with the aim of improving their cognitive and educational development in the long-term.

Teaching summary

I teach on the MSc course 'Clinical and Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology' at the UCL Institute of Child Health (Module organiser and Chair of the Exam Board). I am member of the UCL Center for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.


Humboldt-Universität Berlin
CCST, Neurophysiology | 1990
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
MD, Physiology | 1988
Moscow Medical Institute
Dip., Medical Biophysics | 1985


I am member of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (chairman from 2006-2013) and founding member of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN).

I am co-editor of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.