UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Staff Profiles

Professor Eleanor Main

BA, BSc, MSc, PhD

    Course Director: UCL MSc, Diploma & Certificate in Physiotherapy

    Honorary Clinical Scientist: Physiotherapy Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust

    European Respiratory Society Physiotherapy Task Force: Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists (HERMES)

      Interests: Paediatric physiotherapy interventions and clinical outcome measures; Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy - including ICU, on-call services, cystic fibrosis - including airway clearance & exercise, bronchiectasis, gait analysis, haemophilia

      Adine Adonis


      Lecturer (Teaching) Clinical Specialist Adult neurology


      Interests: Adult Neurological Conditions 

      Annette Coomer


      Lecturer (Teaching) and Clinical Specialist Paediatrics 

      Interests: Complex Paediatric Trauma, Clinical Education

      Sally Davenport

      MSc, FHEA

      Lecturer (Teaching) Lead for NeurophysiotherapyInterests:  Adult and paediatric Neurophysiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation, motor control, research, patient education/learning, clinical education

      Helen Douglas

      BSc, MSc

      Lecturer (Teaching), Clinical Researcher

      Interests:  Cardiorespiratory, cystic fibrosis, airway clearance 

      Dr. Louise Kedroff

      PhD, MSc, BSc, MMACP

      Lecturer (Teaching), Lead for Musculoskeletal PhysiotherapyInterests: musculoskeletal problems, in particular knee problems; management of patellofemoral pain; cognitive behavioural informed physiotherapy; clinical reasoning and clinical education.

      Jenifer McCahill


      Lecturer (Teaching) Paediatrics and Clinical Specialist Interest: Gait Analysis, Musculoskeletal and Neurological Paediatrics

      Dr. Leyla Osman

      BSc, BSc (Physio), PhD

      Clinical Lead Physiotherapist: Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust 

      Lecturer (Teaching) 

      Interests: Cardiorespiratory theory, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Chronic lung disease, Oxygen prescription, Clinical service provision, Research 

      Charlotte Pereira

      BSc, MSc

      Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist: Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS TrustInterests: Respiratory, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic surgery, Research, Clinical Education

      Sarah Rand

      BA, BSc, MSc, FHEA

      Research Lead for Cystic Fibrosis: Great Ormond Street Hospital

      Lecturer (Teaching) Research Physiotherapist 

      Interests:  Paediatrics and adults, cardiorespiratory, muscle and exercise physiology, exercise and exercise testing, cardiac rehabilitation, research

      Dr. Harriet Shannon

      BSc, MA, PhD

      Associate Professor (Teaching) Lead for Cardiorespiratory PhysiotherapyInterests: Paediatrics and adults, cardiorespiratory, critical Care, mechanical ventilation, on-call, theories of expertise and clinical reasoning, research, clinical education

      Dr. Jane Simmonds

      BPE, BAppSc, PGD, PGCHE, MA, DProf, FHEA

      Associate Professor (Teaching) Lead for Paediatrics PhysiotherapyInterests: Neuromusculoskeletal, Sport and Performance, Hypermobility, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, dysautonomia, Exercise, Bone health, Outcome measures, functional rehabilitation, research, professional and service development, clinical education

      Melissa Walk-Ley

      BSc, MSc

       Lecturer (Teaching)Interests: Paediatrics, Neurology, Community, Research

      Naomi Winfield


      Lecturer (Teaching) Clinical Specialist in PaediatricsInterest: Paediatric Cardiorespiratory and Neurology

      Visiting Lecturers

      • Solomon Abrahams

        BSc, MSc, PhD

      Consultant Physiotherapist, Director of: Anatomie PhysiotherapyInterests: Sports injury prevention and management, knee pathology, research
      Clinical Specialist and Physiotherapy Research Lead: Great Ormond Street Hospital Interests: Gait, paediatric neuroscience and physiotherapy, research
      • Richard Collinge

        BSc, MSc 

      Head of Medical: Watford Football Club Interests: Sports injury prevention and management, screening, research

      Lead Cardiorespiratory Research Physiotherapist (INSPIRE-CF): Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 

      UCL PhD student

      Interests: Exercise in children and adults with cardiac and respiratory disease, cystic fibrosis, paediatric physiotherapy, sports injuries, professional development
      Principal Teaching Fellow: UCL Interests: Paediatrics, neuroscience, cerebral palsy, neuroplasticity, motor control, research