Biography - Doctor Hannah Cock

Doctor Hannah Cock



Name: Dr Hannah Cock hannah cock profile picture      
Position: Reader in clinical neurology
Clinical role: Honorary consultant neurologist

Tel: +44 (0)20 8725 2002
email: hannahrc@sgul.ac.uk

External website:
www.hannahrc.com   

Keywords

Status epilepticus; functional non-epileptic attack disorder (pseudoseizures); treatment of epilepsy; epilepsy and mood; service provision for people with epilepsy.

Biography

Dr Hannah Cock is a reader in clinical neurology and honorary consultant neurologist with sub-speciality expertise in epilepsy at St George’s, University of London. Since her appointment at St George’s in 2003, joined shortly afterwards by new NHS colleagues, the clinical epilepsy group (Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust) is now thriving, including an epilepsy surgery program and the full range of diagnostic and treatment options.

Dr Cock leads the epilepsy research program here at St Georges, having held a Wellcome Trust Advanced Fellowship (2001-4) and is part of an international collaboration hoping to undertake a major trial in status epilepticus. She also chairs the Interventions & Therapeutics Clinical Study Group of the UK Epilepsy Research Network and is a member of the International League against Epilepsy Status Epilepticus Classification Taskforce.

Dr Cock also has a strong educational background, including training from the Institute of Education. She is the neurology lead for the MBBS curriculum, teaching course director for the European Neurological Society, and is a regular national/international speaker including recently on the UK epilepsy masterclass series (2004-current), and at the International Status Epilepticus Collocium (2011) .

She has also lead the development of several service initiatives in St George’s Trust, including a flexible follow up system, in relation to bone health in epilepsy, the management of patients at risk of or developing seizures in the context of acute brain injury (trauma, stroke, neurosurgery), and the management of status epilepticus. She is also the neurology advisor for Transport for London, Occupational Health.

Her memberships include the Association of British Neurologists, International League against Epilepsy, Higher Education Academy, British Medical Association, Royal Society of Medicine, and Epilepsy Action – where she is on the clinical board of advisors. She has served on several editoral boards, including currently the European Journal of Neurology.