Professional background

Dr Kevin Sheilds is a consultant neurologist with particular expertise in the management of headache disorders.

He qualified first in my class from Trinity College, Dublin in 1997 and was awarded the Hudson Gold medal. He became a member of The Royal College of Physicians, Ireland in 1999 before moving to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, to commence his neurology training.  While there he had the privilege of training for several years under the supervision of Professor Peter J. Goadsby, one of the world’s leading experts in headache disorders.

He was awarded a PhD for his research into mechanisms of pain transmission in headache from the University of London in 2005. He received the Sir Charles Symmonds Prize from the Association of British neurologists and The Lord Adrian Prize from the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology for his research and he has been published in internationally renowned peer review journals and books.

He holds an NHS appointment as a consultant neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and the Whittington Hospital, Highgate.

In addition to managing patients with general neurological problems he is also one of only a few neurologists in the UK who is also qualified in clinical neurophysiology – a separate diagnostic specialty that studies the electrical activity of the nervous system.


Research interests

Headache disorders