Prof Heather Angus-Leppan


Consultant Neurologist

Heather Angus-Leppan MBBS (Hons), MSc (Epilepsy), MD, FRACP, FRCP is Consultant Neurologist, and Epilepsy Lead at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital, University College London. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College and Imperial College London.

She has a keen and active interest in general neurology, headache and migraine, epilepsy and chronic pain. Her practice has been enhanced by a wide experience in the northern and southern hemispheres, having worked in Australia, Chile, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

After completing an MD in Sydney, Australia, she came as Visiting Australasian Clinical Fellow to the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford in 1993, and subsequently worked as Senior Registrar in Cardiff, and as a Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Essex Neuroscience Centre.

She is past Honorary Secretary of the Clinical Neurosciences Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and of the Association of British Neurologists. She is current President of the Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine. She has published articles on basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy and migraine.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish, Australian


  • Neurology


  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member
  • Association of British Neurologists

Registration and licensing


Procedures offered

  • Lumbar puncture

Clinical interests

  • General Neurology
  • Headache and migraine
  • Epilepsy and blackouts
  • Chronic pain

Special interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Clinical research

Research interests

  • Headache and migraine
  • Epilepsy
  • Syncope (fainting)

Prof Heather Angus-Leppan, Consultant Neurologist is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London