The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist
Leeds, UK | United Kingdom
Main Specialties: Oncology
Additional Specialties: Epilepsies, neurooncology, traumatic brain injury and neuro-rehabilitation.
Primary Affiliation: The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Leeds, UK , United Kingdom
PubMed Central Citations
16PubMed Central Citations
World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar; 111: 63-7
Seizure 2017 Nov 7;52:136-146. Epub 2017 Oct 7.
Paediatric Neuropsychology, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, E Floor, Martin Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3EX, UK. Electronic address:
Seizure 2017 Nov 19;52:89-116. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
Paediatric Neuropsychology, E Floor, Martin Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3EX, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Dev Neurorehabil 2017 Oct 2;20(7):452-455. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
b Paediatric Neuropsychology , The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary , Great George Street, Leeds , UK.
Dev Med Child Neurol 2016 10 6;58(10):1004-8. Epub 2016 Jul 6.
Regional Paediatric Neuropsychology Services, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.
Journal of Pediatric Oncology, 2 (1). pp. 24-39
Journal of Pediatric Oncology
Abstract: Background: Current treatment approaches for pediatric ependymoma differ between North American and European studies. Post-surgical adjuvant irradiation is used in children aged <36 months in North America, whilst European approaches use chemotherapy to avoid or defer radiotherapy until three years of age, in order to avoid late neurocognitive toxicity. To establish evidence for the effects of cranial radiotherapy in children aged <36 months with ependymoma on neurocognitive outcomes, we conducted a systematic literature review assessing methodological approaches for measuring neurocognitive outcome. Methods: Eight databases were selected to perform an advanced search, retrieval and systematic review of papers describing neurocognitive outcome in children diagnosed with ependymoma who received cranial radiotherapy at <36 months. Results: Limitations of published data permitted descriptive analysis only. Considerable variation in reporting survival rates, techniques and timing of psychometric testing and the results of neurocognitive outcomes was identified. Conclusions: The review identified significant inconsistencies of neurocognitive testing, particularly literacy skills, developmental time points for testing and methods of data reporting. The role of the cerebellum for cognitive development, especially reading, has been inadequately evaluated in published studies. Recommendations are made to improve assessment methods, and time points for testing, so that reports do not fail to identify children who acquire deficits as they mature through childhood and adolescence. We conclude that claims that radiation treatment for ependymoma administered aged <36 months is associated with limited neurocognitive consequences, are not supported by the literature.
Eur J Cancer 2014 May 18;50(8):1569-70. Epub 2014 Mar 18.
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK.
Division of Neuropsychology Newsletter, 12, 3, 12-14
Dev Med Child Neurol 2012 Jan 1;54(1):52-3. Epub 2011 Dec 1.
Department of Paediatric Neurology, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.
Arch Dis Child 2010 Nov;95(11):950-2
Paediatric Neuropsychology, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.