BASH Council Officers

Council Officers are elected by members for a fixed term. They are Trustees of the Charity.

The roles are voluntary.

Dr Brendan Davies, Chair

BSc MBBS FRCP MD

GMC 3477991

Consultant Neurologist & Clinical lead for Neurology at University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM). Clinical & research lead for the Midlands Regional Headache clinic. Specific interest in headache & facial pain disorders. Specialist advisor to NICE on Headache disorders. Co-author for NICE CG150 UK management guidelines for Headache disorders. Medical trustee for the Migraine Trust

Prof Alex Sinclair, Vice Chair

MBChB FRCP PhD

GMC 4703369

Professor of Neurology at University of Birmingham and Consultant Neurologist at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. Academic lead for headache and intracranial pressure. Leading authority on headache and intracranial pressure.

Dr Diana Wei, Treasurer

MBBS FRCP PhD

GMC 6028684

Consultant neurologist working in King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. She has a special interest in transitioning young people from paediatric to adult headache services. Her research background includes a PhD on the subject of cluster headache.

Dr Gina Kennedy, Scientific Officer

BSc MBBCh MRCP PhD

GMC 6030135

Consultant Neurologist and Clinical lead at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust with specialist interest in Headache. Chair of Northern Regional Headache Specialist group with role in developing local, regional and national pathways of care for patients with headache. She has an active role in headache clinical trials and up to date headache treatments with a keen interest in app technology to improve headache management.

Dr Ben Wakerley

Dr Ben Wakerley, Education Officer

MBBS FRCP PhD

GMC 6028684

Clinical lead for headache at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Runs the complex headache clinic and specialises in diagnosing and treating all kinds of headache.  molecular immunology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is an honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Katy Munro, Secretary

BM MRCGP (1984) DRCOG

GMC 2634782

Previously an NHS GP for 25 years. Now a Senior GP Headache Specialist for the National Migraine Centre, a charity providing consultations to people with migraine on a voluntary donation basis. 

 Co-founder & host of Heads Up podcast. Author of “Managing Your Migraine”, (Penguin Life Expert Series).

She is also a person with migraine.

BASH Council Honorary Advisors

BASH Honorary Advisors are co-opted on to the Council and contribute to BASH Full Council meetings.

The role is usually for two years but may be extended.

Prof Fayyaz Ahmed, Consultant neurologist

Hull Royal Infirmary

Dr Anish Bahra, Consultant neurologist

Oxford Headache Centre

Carl Bradley, Headache Specialist Practitioner

(Nurse Specialist)

The Walton Centre, Liverpool

Dr Jessica Briscoe, GP Headache Specialist

Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital

Dr Krishna Dani, Consultant neurologist

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Dr Mona Ghadiri-Sani, Consultant neurologist

The Walton Centre, Liverpool

Bethany Hill, Headache Specialist Practitioner

(Nurse Specialist)

Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital

Dr Philip Holland, Reader in Neuroscience

King's College Hospital, London

Elizabeth Huzzey, Headache Specialist Practitioner (Osteopath)

Berkhamsted

Siobhan Jones, Headache Specialist Practitioner

(Nurse Consultant)

North Cumbria Integrated Care Trust

Dr Giorgio Lambru, Consultant neurologist

Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital

Rob Music, CEO Migraine Trust

London

Dr Nicholas Silver, Consultant neurologist

The Walton Centre, Liverpool

Sonya Thomson, Headache Specialist Practitioner (Advanced care Physio)

Belfast Trust Headache Service

Dr Rebecca Walker, GP Headache & Women's Health Specialist

Exeter Headache Clinic

Prof Joanna Zakrzewska, Consultant in Facial Pain

Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust & National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery