• The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow 

The senior clinical fellow leads the paediatric neurosurgical team, working closely with the four consultants and our specialist nurses. One of the local neurosurgical trainees attached to the team at any one time; gaining experience in paediatric neurosurgery as part of the their general neurosurgical training. 

The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow has the largest paediatric neurosurgical unit in Scotland and do approximately 300 operative procedures in children each year. The fellowship provides a broad experience in all aspects of paediatric neurosurgery, including craniofacial surgery and selective dorsal rhizotomy.

The senior clinical fellow participates in the consultant on call rota, supervising the resident neurosurgical registrar who is first on call. A paediatric neurosurgical consultant is available to provide support and assistance. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in teaching junior trainees and of acting as a consultant but having additional support when needed. The fellowship has been running since 2013 and all previous fellows have successfully obtained consultant posts in paediatric neurosurgery in the UK or elsewhere in Europe.

Contact: Emer Campbell 

  • GOSH

Paediatric Neurosurgery

Posts per year: 4, start date usually summer but flexible

GOSH is the UKs largest paediatric neurosurgical centre undertaking around 1200 surgical cases per annum.  We are a UK referral centre for epilepsy surgery, craniofacial, vein of Galen, SDR and fetal surgery among others. This is a general paediatric neurosurgery fellowship with exposure to surgery, outpatient clinic and MDT training in paediatric neuro-oncology, epilepsy, spinal dysraphism, neurovascular disease, craniosynostosis, spasticity, cranio-cervical junction, hydrocephalus and trauma. We run a busy academic programme and expect fellows to produce papers and present at international conferences during their year (funding is available). The fellowship is aimed at peri/post CCT neurosurgeons planning for a career in paediatric neurosurgery, and is open to UK and overseas candidates.

Contact: Gregg James 


Posts per year: 1, start date usually summer but flexible

GOSH is the largest craniofacial unit in the UK by case volume, usually undertaking around 200 transcranial procedures per year. The bulk of the workload is craniosynostosis (syndromic and single suture), but we also deal with other complex congenital anomalies such as basal encephalocoele and craniopagus twins, as well as skull base/facial tumours and post-trauma reconstruction.  We are the first unit in the UK to undertake endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery and have performed 30 such cases this year alone. GOSH also uses specialized distraction including springs and frontofacial RED frame. We have an allied research team (FaceValue) and encourage fellows to participate in research. The fellowship is open to neurosurgeons as well as plastic, OMFS and ENT surgeons

Contact: Gregg James or Juling Ong

Paediatric Spine

Posts per year: 1, start date usually summer but flexible

This fellowship is open to orthopaedic and neurosurgical trainees and is based predominantly in the orthopaedic spinal department. The majority of exposure is to deformity correction surgery but there are joint neurosurgical cases for complex dysraphism and syndromic patients (e.g. Morquio, achondroplasia etc), as well as cranio-cervical junction disease. This may be of interest to a select group of neurosurgical trainees who wish to undertake complex spinal surgery in children.

Contact: Dominic Thompson

  • Alder Hey 

This is a senior fellows post aimed at trainees coming to the end of or having finished their neurosurgical training, who have a specific interest in paediatric neurosurgery. The post will be based at Alderhey neurosurgical department and involves working with the 6 Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeons.

This service provides tertiary paediatric neurosurgical cover for children from Merseyside, Cheshire, parts of Lancashire, Shropshire, Isle of Man, North Wales and Northern Ireland. The total population base is over 5 million.

Contact: Conor Mallucci