Editorial Board

The Editor in Chief oversees the reviewing of the papers submitted to the journal, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, supported by the Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members, as well as a large group of other reviewers.

Editorial Board members have a range of expertise from different disciplines across child neurology and developmental medicine.  They are appointed for one or two terms (of three years each) and ensure the high quality of the publications of the Press.  Editorial Board meetings are held in London in January, April, and July; then in the USA in September or October at the AACPDM annual meeting.

Editor in Chief 

Bernard Dan

Professor Bernard Dan

Paediatric neurologist and rehabilitation physician. He is currently medical director of Inkendaal Rehabilitation Hospital; full professor of neuroscience at Université Libre de Bruxelles; invited professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Université de Lorraine. His main clinical and research interests include cerebral palsy, neurogenetic conditions, and neurophysiology. He is past president of the European Academy of Childhood Disability. He has received a number of national and international awards, including the John Stobo Prichard Award (2012) and the Elsass Foundation Research Prize (2019). He has written over 300 journal articles; authored books on childhood disability and Angelman syndrome; co-edited a major reference book on cerebral palsy and one on ethics in childhood neurodisabilities.

North American Editor

Peter Rosenbaum

Professor Peter Rosenbaum

Professor of Paediatrics at McMaster University, where he held a Canada Research Chair (2001–14) and co-founded the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research (1989). Contributing author to more than 400 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Co-authored Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life (2012). Co-edited Life Quality Outcomes of Children and Young Adults with Neurological and Developmental Conditions (2013) and Ethics in Child Health (2016). Honorary Doctor of Science, Université Laval (2005). First Canadian President of the AACPDM (1996–98, receiving the Academy’s first Mentorship Award in 2007 and its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. He has been an invited lecturer in more than 30 countries, and remains an active researcher.

Associate Editors

Anna Basu

Dr Anna Basu

Clinical Senior Lecturer 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.

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 Medical Director of the Southern Family Center for Cerebral Palsy Research at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Dido Green

Professor Dido Green

Professor at Brunel University London, UK and Jönköping University, Sweden. Co-Director of the STAHR (Smart Technology Advancements in Health and Rehabilitation) research Centre, Brunel University. 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 outcomes to enhance participation and use of virtual reality technologies in rehabilitation.

Karen Horridge

Dr Karen Horridge

Disability paediatrician in South Tyneside and Sunderland, UK. Dr Horridge led on developing the training curriculum for neurodisability in the UK, is past chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability, clinical lead for Disability Matters and Learning Disability Matters for Families, and chair of the Informatics for Quality Committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is co-director of the Paediatric Disability Distance Learning Courses in collaboration with Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Margaret Mayston

Dr Margaret Mayston

Principal Teaching Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, Division of Biosciences, University College London, UK.

Jo Wilmshurst

Professor Jo M Wilmshurst

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.

Dr Kathy Zebracki

Chief of Psychology, Shriners Children’s Chicago, USA. Clinical Psychologist specializing in Pediatrics/Rehabilitation and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Former 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. Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 54 Pediatric Psychology and Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology).

Editorial Board

Lucinda Carr

Dr Lucinda Carr, Chair

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.

Katharine Alter

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.

Peter Baxter

Dr Peter Baxter 

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield.

Jeanie Cheong

Professor Jeanie Cheong

Principal Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Neonatologist (Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne) with expertise in perinatal neurology, and long-term development of high-risk newborn infants, especially those born preterm. Leads the Victorian Infant Collaborative Study in Australia. Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine, focused on training and translating research outcomes to practice.

Richard Chin

Professor Richard Chin

Professor of Paediatric Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology, and Clinical Director of the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre at the University of Edinburgh. He is a clinically active Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.  His research interests are in the clinical and epidemiological aspects of childhood epilepsy and of childhood status epilepticus.

Thomas Frazier

Dr Thomas W Frazier

Licensed clinical psychologist who received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University in 2004. In 2017, he was hired as the Chief Science Officer at Autism Speaks overseeing all science programs before joining John Carroll University in January 2020. He has maintained active clinical research focused on autism, ADHD, and related conditions.

Johanna Geytenbeek

Dr Johanna Geytenbeek

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 Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Martin Gough

Dr Martin Gough

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.

Ed Hurvitz

Dr Edward Hurvitz

James W Rae Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, USA. He is a pediatric physiatrist who diagnoses and manages pediatric onset disabilities, especially cerebral palsy, through the lifespan, with a focus on adults with cerebral palsy.

Kshitij Mankad

Dr Kshitij Mankad

Consultant neuroradiologist with the National Health Services since 2011, serving Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College London Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and is also the Clinical Lead for the Paediatric Neuroradiology service at GOSH. He is an Associate Professor at the GOS UCL Institute of Child Health.

Arnold Munnich

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.

Unni Narayanan

Professor Unni G. Narayanan

Professor Unni G. Narayanan is professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto, and Senior Associate Scientist for the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program, The Hospital for Sick Children. Professor Narayanan is also Adjunct Senior Scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Charles Newton

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.

Nigel Paneth

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.

Phillip Pearl

Dr Phillip Pearl

Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology and William G Lennox Chair in the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr Pearl, originally from Baltimore, attended Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, and University of Maryland School of Medicine. He took his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr Pearl has published over 210 manuscripts, over 100 chapters and reviews, and authored or edited five books in the field of child neurology, two of which have been translated into Chinese and Japanese. He is also on the faculty of the Music and Health Institute of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His major research interest is inherited metabolic epilepsies. Dr Pearl is Past President of the Professors of Child Neurology and current President of the Child Neurology Society.

Arnab Seal

Dr Arnab Seal

Neurodevelopmental paediatrician in Leeds, UK and course organizer of MSc Child Health course, University of Leeds. Chair of the European Academy of Childhood Disability and Chair of the Global Professional Education Committee of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability. He has a keen interest in global knowledge transfer initiatives and was the chief editor and contributor to Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (2013).

Brigitte Vollmer

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

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.

Michel Willemsen

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.

Toni Wolff

Dr Toni Wolff

Consultant neurodisability paediatrician who has been working at Nottingham Children’s Hospital since 2002. Before that she worked in Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She has a special interest in children with medical complexity and has developed expertise in palliative and end of life care for children with severe disability. Dr Wolff is currently the chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD), which is a specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the UK branch of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.

Statistical Advisors

Mario Cortina Borja

Dr Mario Cortina Borja

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.

Steven Day

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.

Karine Pelc - Editorial Board

Dr Karine Pelc

Karine Pelc is a paediatric neurologist and rehabilitation specialist at Inkendaal Rehabilitation Hospital near Brussels, Belgium, where she is in charge of the paediatric ward, and works within the cerebral palsy and the neuromuscular disorders reference centres. She teaches biostatistics at the Faculty of Motor Sciences at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Jufen Zhang

Dr Jufen Zhang

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.