Professional background

Dr O'Sullivan qualified in medicine in 1991 from Trinity College Dublin . I am trained in both neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

She has been a consultant since 2004 and have been at The National Hospital for Neurology and The Epilepsy Society since 2011.

Her specialist interests are in epilepsy and in improving services for people who suffer with functional neurological disorders.


Research interests

Functional neurological disorders


First, do no harm
Lancet, June 2015
Impact of non-epileptic attacks on presurgical evaluation
K.Whitehead. S.O'Sullivan, M.Walker

Epilepsy Behaviour 2015 May; 46: 246-8
"Recognition of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - a curable nerophobia?
S.O'Sullivan, R. Redwood, D.Hunt, S.O'Sullivan
JNNP 2013 84(2): 228-231

“The role of nerve conduction studies in predicting post-surgical outcome in carpal tunnel syndrome”
S.O’Sullivan, P.Mohammed, R.Milner, P.R.W.Fawcett
Clinical Neurophysiology; Vol 118 issue 5; May 2007; 153

“Carpal tunnel syndrome: the correlation between symptom severity and neurophysiological studies”
S.O’Sullivan, L.Longstaff, R.Milner, P.R.W Fawcett
Journal of Hand Surgery 2001 Oct; 26 (5) 475-480

“Carpal Tunnel syndrome: Outcome, symptoms and nerve conduction studies”
L.Longstaff, S.O’Sullivan, R.Milner, P.R.WFawcett
Yearbook of Hand Surgery 2003

“Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome: case report and review of the literature”
S.Sathasivam, S.O’Sullivan, A.Nicholson, P.Tilly, P.Shaw
Amyotrop Lateral Scler 2000 Sep; 1 (4): 277-81

“Analgesic overuse headache – genesis, investigation and management”
Irish Journal of Clinical Medicine; 1998 Nov; 27 (11)

“Migraine – treatment of acute attacks and prophylaxis”
Irish Medical News; Feb 1998

“Advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis”
S.O’Sullivan, R.Murphy
Irish Medical Times; September 1997

“Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody prevalence in HIV infection”
S.O’Sullivan, F.Mulcahy, J.Redmond
Irish Journal of Medical Science May 1997; 71