Editorial Board

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Editor in Chief

Professor Bernard Dan

Professor Bernard Dan

Bernard Dan is a paediatric neurologist, Professor of Neurophysiology and Developmental Neurology in Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles), and Director of Rehabilitation at Inkendaal Hospital. Professor Dan’s clinical and research interest includes motor control, particularly in cerebral palsy and neurogenetic conditions. He chairs the scientific committee of the European Academy of Childhood Disability. In addition to more than 200 journal articles, Professor Dan is author of Angelman Syndrome (2008), co-editor of both Cerebral Palsy (2014) and Ethics in Child Health (2016), and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. He was the recipient of the 2012 John Stobo Prichard Award.

North American Editor

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Professor Peter Rosenbaum

Professor of Paediatrics at McMaster University, where he held a Canada Research Chair (2001-14) and co-founded the CanChild Centre (1989). Contributing author to 325 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Co-authored MKP books ‘Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life’ (2012) and co-edited ‘Life Quality Outcomes of Children and Young Adults with Neurological and Developmental Conditions’ (2013). Co-edited 2016 book Ethics in Child Health. Honorary Doctor of Science, Université Laval (2005). First Canadian President of the AACPDM, receiving the Academy’s Mentorship Award in 2007 and its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.


Associate Editors

Dr Anna Basu

Dr Anna Basu

NIHR Career Development Fellow and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Research interests: Hand function in hemiplegic cerebral palsy; perinatal stroke.


Dr Hank Chambers

Dr Hank Chambers

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Past President of the AACPDM and the David Sutherland Director of Cerebral Palsy Research at Rady Children’s Hospital.



Dr Vijeya Ganesan

Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at University College London, Institute of Child Health, UK. Clinical and academic work is focused on stroke and cerebrovascular disease in childhood.


Professor Dido Green

Professor at Jönköping University in Sweden. With a background as an Occupational therapist, specializing in Paediatric Neurosciences and Neurodisability, research and publications have focused on translational medicine, especially the identification of factors contributing to outcome and the predictive modelling of response to treatment.


Karen Horridge - Associate Editor

Dr Karen Horridge

Dr Karen Horridge is a disability paediatrician at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, UK. Karen led on developing the training curriculum for neurodisability in the UK, is past chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability, clinical lead for www.disabilitymatters.org.uk. She is working with the Informatics for Quality Committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and NHS Digital to set up systems to support data capture by clinicians and SNOMED CT coding at the point of care, to make each and every need of all children and young people visible at population level.


Margaret Mayston

Dr Margaret Mayston

Dr Margaret Mayston is Senior Teaching Fellow in research at the Division of Biosciences, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK.


Dr Martin Smith

Dr Martin Smith

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.  Dr Smith completed his clinical training in child neurology in Newcastle upon Tyne and Great Ormond Street Hospital before appointment to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a Consultant Neurologist between 2006 and 2015. Dr Smith has a special interest in rehabilitation after acquired brain injury.


Kathy Zebracki - Editorial Board

Dr Kathy Zebracki

Shriners Hospital for Children, USA . Clinical Psychologist specializing in Pediatrics/Rehabilitation and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Board Member of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Board Member of the American Spinal Injury Association, as well as Chair of the Professional Advisory Council of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association.


Editorial Board

Lucinda Carr - Editorial Board, Chair

Dr Lucina Carr, Chair

Dr Lucinda Carr has been a consultant in Paediatric Neurology and Neurodisability at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London since 1997. Her particular clinical and academic interests are in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders and of cerebral palsy.


Michael Aiona Editorial Board

Dr Michael Aiona

Orthopaedic surgeon who serves as the Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland. His clinical expertise is in managing children with cerebral palsy and myelodyspasia, limb length inequality, clubfeet, lower extremity deformities and gait abnormalities.


Katharine Alter - Editorial Board

Dr Katharine Alter

Medical Director of the Functional and Applied Biomechanics section of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in the USA. Her specialties include pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and electrodiagnostic medicine. 



Dr Peter Baxter

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield. Secretary, European Paediatric Neurology Society.



Dr Hilary Cass

Dr Hilary Cass is a Consultant Paediatrician at Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, where she is also Director of Education and Workforce. She is Senior Clinical Advisor for Child Health and Wellbeing for Health Education England, and Deputy Head of School of Paediatrics for London.



Professor Tony Charman

Chair in Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK. Professor Charman’s main research interest is the investigation of social cognitive development in children with autism and the clinical application of this work via screening, diagnostic, epidemiological, intervention, and ‘at risk’ studies.


Richard Chin - Editorial Board

Dr Richard Chin

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Neurosciences and Director of the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, The University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh.  His research interests are in the clinical and epidemiological aspects of childhood epilepsy and of childhood status epilepticus.



Professor Giovanni Cioni

Full Professor of Child Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Pisa and Scientific Director of IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Italy. Professor Cioni has received many international awards, and is an author of more than 300 publications.


Deborah Gaebler

Professor Deborah Gaebler-Spira

Board Certified Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine specialist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Professor of Pediatrics & PMR at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Past President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.


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Dr Johanna Geytenbeek

Dr Geytenbeek is a Speech-language Pathologist with over 25 years of clinical and research experience in children with cerebral palsy. She currently holds the position of Senior Researcher at the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Martin Gough - Editorial Board

Dr Martin Gough

Martin is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and One Small Step Gait Laboratory, Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, with a special interest in the orthopaedic management of children with cerebral palsy.


Adrienne Ruth Harvey

Dr Adrienne Ruth Harvey

Research physiotherapist in the department of Developmental Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and senior research officer at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Australia. PhD completed in 2008 followed by a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research.


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Professor Thierry Huisman

Chairman of the Department of Imaging and Imaging Science at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, USA, director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and co-director of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Nursery (NICN). Dr Huisman is a professor of radiology, pediatrics, neurosurgery, and neurology.


Edward Hurvitz - Editorial Board

Dr Edward Hurvitz

James W. Rae Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, USA. He has been involved in the diagnosis and management of pediatric onset disabilities, especially cerebral palsy for over 25 years.


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Dr Andrew Lux

Consultant paediatric neurologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK. Trained in general practice in Hull, and then in paediatrics in Hull, Cardiff, and Bath, UK. Worked as a consultant paediatrician for 3 years in St Lucia, West Indies, and completed an MSc in medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, before training in paediatric neurology in Bristol and in paediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Washington University and St Louis Children’s Hospital, St Louis, Missouri.



Dr Arnold Munnich

Head of the Genetic Service at the Hospital Enfants-Malades in Paris since 1992, Dr. Munnich’s research aims to conciliate the clinical and molecular approaches of genetic diseases in children.



Professor Charles Newton

Current affiliations are Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Programme, Kilifi, Kenya and Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK. Investigations include mechanisms of brain damage in infections (particularly malaria, bacterial meningitis, tetanus, HIV); causes and consequences of brain damage in sickle cell disease; cause and management of acute coma and seizures; and the identification and management of autism, neurodevelopmental disorders and epilepsy.



Dr Nigel Paneth

Pediatrician and perinatal and child health epidemiologist with a particular interest in perinatal brain damage and the causes and prevention of childhood neurodevelopmental handicap, especially cerebral palsy. Founding chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University.


Lindsay Pennington

Dr Lindsay Pennington

Senior lecturer and speech and language therapist at the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, UK. Research examines causes and prevalence of oromotor and communication disorders in childhood neurodisability, their impact on health and well-being, and the effectiveness and acceptability of healthcare interventions.



Professor Richard Robinson, Emeritus

Retired from Guys and St Thomas. Past president of the BPNA and secretary general of the EFCNS. Recent research interests have been in epilepsy. Currently publishing a study on vagal nerve stimulation. Member of the expert group for the Progressive Intellectual and Neurological Deterioration study for new variant CJD surveillance.


Jean Stout - Editorial Board

Dr Jean Stout

Jean Stout is a Research Physical Therapist in the Center for Gait and Motion Analysis of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. She has over 30 years of experience in clinical gait analysis for children with neurologic and/or musculoskeletal conditions, particularly cerebral palsy.


Brigitte Vollmer - Editorial Board

Dr Brigitte Vollmer

Associate Professor of Neonatal and Paediatric Neurology at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at University Hospital Southampton, UK. Her research and clinical focus is on Neonatal and Developmental Neurology, in particular on brain development and associations with neurological and developmental outcomes in infants born preterm or with perinatal brain injury.


Seth Warschausky - Editorial Board

Dr Seth Warschausky

Professor and pediatric neuropsychologist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan. He is Director of the University’s NIH-CTSA Children’s Neurodevelopmental Assessment Core. He is founding Director of the Michigan Adapted Cognitive Assessment Laboratory, which has supported studies on the use of computerized cognitive assessments for children and adolescents who have physical and speech impairments.

Professor Michel Willemsen

Pediatric neurologist at the department of (Pediatric) Neurology of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen and Head of the Radboud Expert Centre for Genetic Movement Disorders. Clinical and research interests focus on movement, neurometabolic, and neurodegenerative disorders in children.


Jo Wilmshurst

Professor Jo M. Wilmshurst

Jo Wilmshurst is head of paediatric neurology at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town. She directs a training program for African doctors to gain skills in paediatric disciplines, the African Paediatric Fellowship Program. She is involved in the International Child Neurology Association and the International League Against Epilepsy.


Statistical Advisers

Mario Cortina Borja - Editorial Board

Dr Mario Cortina Borja

Mario is Professor of Biostatistics at the Population, Policy and Practice Programme in the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London. He has published over 250 articles in at least 115 different journals and is currently chairman of the editorial board of Significance, an official magazine of both the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association.



Dr Steven Day

President and CEO of Mortality Research & Consulting, Inc, California, USA. Dr Day is a Fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and a member of the American Statistical Association.


Jufen Zhang Editorial Board

Dr Jufen Zhang

Dr Jufen Zhang is a Medical Statistician at Anglia Ruskin University Medical School. She is interested in clinical trials research and epidemiological studies. She is a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society.