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Anna Andreou

Anna Andreou

Institution:Headache Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Wolfson CARD, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, London


Anna Andreou completed her PhD in Neurological Sciences and Migraine at the Institute of Neurology-Queen Square, where she investigated the therapeutic potentials of novel pharmacological innervations in migraine treatment. She then moved to the University of California San Francisco, where she focused her research on the investigation of brain networks involved in headaches pathophysiology and the effectiveness of neurostimulation in migraine. Anna obtained her first fellowship in headaches at Imperial College London and currently she is The Senior Migraine Trust Fellow based at the Wolfson CARD- King’s College London, where she serves as a Senior Lecturer.

Since the completion of her PhD, Anna received a number of awards including the Thomas E. Heftler Migraine Research Award by the American Headache Society, the Early Research Career Grant by the International Association for the Study of Pain and the Headache Research Excellence award from the International Headache Society. She is also a co-recipient of the Enrico Greppi Award in 2010, and she received twice the European Headache Migraine Trust International Congress New Scientist Lecture and the American Headache Society "Frontiers in Headache Research" Scholarship Awards.

Anna's research interests are focused on the neurobiology of headache disorders, and factors influencing the development and evolution of these conditions. Her research focus also expands to the investigation and development of new therapeutic targets for the acute and preventive treatment of migraine and of trigeminal autonomic cephalagias and facial pain. She is an active member of the Botulo consortium where she leads the headache research, and of the KHP Facial Pain Consortium. Anna is the currently chair of the Headache SIG of the British Pain Society

She co-authored many research and review articles and contributed to three book chapter. She is acting as a guest editor of the Journal of Clinical Medicine and she is an associate editor of the Frontiers in Neurology-Headache Medicine and Facial pain and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Headache and Pain.

Anna served as the chair of the Trainees and Residents SIG of the International Headache Society for 4 years and she is now a chair of the IHS Electronic Media committee.​


Consultant/speaker honoraria/sponsorships: Allergan, Eli Lilly, eNeura, TEVA, Autonomic Technologies, Novartis, Zenith Scientific