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Peter J Goadsby

Peter J Goadsby

NIHR-Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility, King’s College London



Peter Goadsby obtained his medical degree and training at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Neurology training was with James W. Lance and clinical neurophysiology with David Burke. After post-doctoral work in New York with Don Reis at Cornell, Jacques Seylaz at Universite VII, Paris, and post-graduate neurology training at Queen Square, London with C David Marsden, Andrew Lees, Anita Harding and W Ian McDonald, he returned to UNSW, and the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney as a consultant neurologist and became an Associate Professor of Neurology. He was appointed a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, University College London in 1995. He was Professor of Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London until 2007.

He has been Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco since 2007. He has been an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond St, London since 1998.

In 2013 he was appointed Director, NIHR-Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility, King’s College Hospital, Professor of Neurology at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital.

His major research interests are in the basic mechanisms of primary headache disorders, such as migraine and cluster headache, in both experimental and clinical settings, and translating these insights into better management.


Dr Goadsby reports personal fees from Alder Biopharmaceuticals, personal fees from Allergan, grants and personal fees from Amgen, personal fees from Autonomic Technologies Inc., personal fees from Biohaven Pharmaceuticals Inc., grants and personal fees from Eli Lilly and Company, personal fees from Electrocore LLC, personal fees from eNeura Inc, personal fees from Impel Neuropharma, personal fees from MundiPharma, personal fees from Novartis, personal fees from Teva Pharmaceuticals, other from Trigemina, personal fees from WL Gore, personal fees from Gerson Lehrman Group, personal fees from Guidepoint,  outside the submitted work;  In addition, Dr Goadsby has a patent Magnetic stimulation for headache licensed to eNeura without fee and Fees for publishing from Oxford University Press, Massachusetts Medical Society, Wolters Kluwer and for medicolegal work.