Professor Christopher Hawkes

Professor Christopher Hawkes

Consultant Neurologist

BSc, MD, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (London)

Specialises in

  • Headache treatments
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Strokes
  • Neuromuscular disorders

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I am a Consultant Neurologist welcoming patients with all neurological disorders including headache, dizziness, epilepsy, muscle and nerve disorders, smell and taste problems and stroke. I particularly welcome referrals for second opinion. I graduated in Medicine at Edinburgh University in 1964, and have been a Consultant Neurologist since 1976. I was a Consultant Neurologist at Queens Hospital Romford and since 2008 at Barts and the London NHS Trust.

I was an Honorary Consultant for 25 years at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and have published over 150 scientific articles and written two books on disorders of smell and taste. I am founder and joint Chief Editor of a new international journal 'Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders' to be published by Elsevier Press October 2011.

I am an experienced Consultant Neurologist and have appointments at the School of Medicine, Queen Mary University and at Barts and the London NHS Trust. Patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral are also welcomed.

Research interests: Multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, smell and taste disorders and dizziness.


General Medical Council Number: 1592922

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Christopher Hawkes at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Strokes

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Additional information

All clinical neurology, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease and related disorders, disturbance of smell and taste and Botulinum toxin injection for involuntary movement.

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (London)

British Medical Association

Association of British Neurologists

International Movement Disorder Society

European Neurological Society

European Chemosensory Research Organisation

Fellow Royal Society of Medicine

American Academy of Neurology

Honorary Professor of Neurology, Institute of Cell and Molecular Research Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Barts and the London NHS Trust

I am married to an eye surgeon and have five children, two are lawyers, one is a doctor, one a teacher and one a builder. My interests are keeping fit in the gym, sailing a Laser (an International Olympic class dinghy), collecting antique clocks and reading autobiographies, politics and conspiracy theories.