Consultant paediatric neurologist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Jean-Pierre Lin qualified in medicine in 1983 from Edinburgh University Medical School. After further training, including adult neurology and paediatrics, he obtained an Edinburgh University George Guthrie Research Fellowship from 1990 – 1994. This led to a PhD within the Department of Physiology at Edinburgh University to study motor assessments in cerebral palsy. In 1994, Jean-Pierre Lin left Scotland to become a senior registrar in children’s neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, proceeding to his current permanent post as Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. 

His expert knowledge also includes the movement therapy clinics aimed at tailoring specific motor management strategies, particularly targeted intramuscular botulinum toxin A injections for children with central motor disorders. Also, the complex motor disorders assessment and management service to deliver deep brain stimulation for children with dystonia and intrathecal baclofen pump implants for children with spasticity alone or mixed spasticity-dystonia.