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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Craniofacial

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Oxford Craniofacial Unit team - other consultants and therapists

It may not be necessary for you or your child to meet everyone. However, it is important that you have access to the support and specialist care that you and your child may need.

Consultant Clinical Geneticists and Research Genetic Counsellor

Some craniofacial conditions are caused by an alteration in one of the genetic instructions. The Clinical Genetics Team provides advice on diagnosis, on the implications as regards to having further children, and on the availability of genetic tests for the conditions involved.

In addition Prof Wilkie directs a laboratory where research is undertaken to identify new genetic causes in those children for whom a genetic link is suspected, but the NHS testing has given normal results.

Professor Andrew Wilkie

Honorary Consultant
Professor Andrew Wilkie

Dr Deirdre Cilliers

Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Dr Deirdre Cilliers

Mrs Julie Phipps

Research Genetic Counsellor
Ms Julie Phipps

Clinical Psychologists

The role of the Clinical Psychologist is to offer support to patients and their families at whatever age or stage of treatment it may be needed. They can offer time to discuss concerns about development, behaviour, and self-image, and about how problems in these areas may be affecting life in the family, in the wider social world, and at school.

Dr Louise Dalton

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Louise Dalton

Dr Helen Care

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Helen Care

Dr Sian Thomas

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Sian Thomas

Specialist Speech and Language Therapists

Carrie Luscombe, Sarah Kilcoyne, Sarah Overton and Benedict East, our Speech and Language Therapists, assess all aspects of feeding, speech, language and communication. The Speech and Language Therapy team monitors development in these areas and can provide support where necessary.

Their role also includes providing assessment and advice on difficulties with feeding and swallowing. The team liaises closely with local speech and language therapy services to ensure patients receive comprehensive care.

Carrie Luscombe

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Carrie Luscombe

Sarah Kilcoyne

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Sarah Kilcoyne

Sarah Overton

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Sarah Overton

Benedict East

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Ben East

Consultant Ophthalmologists

One of the Ophthalmologists working with our team may perform a detailed examination of the patient's eyes.

Mr Darius Hildebrand

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Darius Hildebrand

Mr Jonathan Norris

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Jonathan Norris

Craniofacial Orthoptists

Most of our patients have their eyes assessed by the Craniofacial Orthoptist, who will check vision, assess how well the eyes work together (i.e. detect any squint) and whether the eye muscles are working normally. The Orthoptists will also liaise with local services where appropriate.

Laura Breach

Craniofacial Orthoptist

Rachel Edminson

Craniofacial Orthoptist
Rachel Edminson

Consultant Neuroradiologist

The Consultant Neuroradiologist provides reports for our CT and MRI scans.

Dr Fintan Sheerin

Consultant Neuroradiologist
Dr Fintan Sheerin