Parr, Dr Jeremy

Dr Jeremy ParrClinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant, Paediatric Neurodisability

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant, Paediatric Neurodisability
  • Tel: 0191 282 1385
  • GMC Code: 4290113
  • Qualifications: MBChB, MD, MRCPCH
  • Special Interests

    Tertiary (Regional) Paediatric Neurodisability; in particular, autism spectrum disorder.

  • Biography

    I am a Paediatric Neurodisability clinical academic. I have wide-ranging research interests in the Neurodisability field, including investigating the neurobiological basis of disabilities, carrying out intervention studies to ameliorate disability, and undertaking research into clinical service delivery. For more information about my research please visit:

    My clinical work is for two local NHS Trusts: 1. Newcastle Hospitals Trust at the Great North Children's Hospital in the Regional Neurodisability service (Regional Feeding clinic, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic) and 2.  Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust in the Regional Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, management and intervention service, where I lead multidisciplinary assessments of children with ASD (the Complex Neuroevelopmental Disorders Service)


    - MB ChB (1996)

    - MD (Broader Autism Phenotype, 2007)

    - CCT in Paediatric Neurodisability, and Paediatrics (2007) 

    National committee roles

    - Member of the Executive Committee of the British Academy of Childhood Disability (2007-present)

    - Chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability Strategic Research Group (2012-present)

    - Co-Chair of the Research Autism Scientific Advisory Committee (2012-present)

    - Member, the NIHR Paediatric Neurosciences Clinical Study Group (2013-present)

    - Member of the Research Support Panel for Child Brain Research (2013-present)

    - Member of the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS) Science Committee (2012-present)

    - Trustee for the Castang Foundation charity

    - Expert adviser to The National Autism Project

    Previous Positions

    Nov 2006 – May 2009 Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Paediatric Neurodisability, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, London

    Sept 2008 – May 2009 Senior Academic Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician University of Oxford and Oxford Children’s Hospital

  • Directorate

    Children's Services

  • Hospital Base

    Great North Children’s Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    GNCH Regional Neurodisability clinics (in which we most commonly see children  referred from child health professionals from the North East and Cumbria):

    Neurodevelopmental clinic (In this clinic, we answer questions about children’s development, levels of ability, and potential diagnoses. )

    Feeding/Dysphagia clinic (A multidisciplinary clinic where together with a speech and language therapist, dietician and paediatric gastroenterologist, we answer questions about children’s feeding, and swallowing, and consider the cause of any difficulties).

    Nationally Commissioned Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders service

    I also see children with confirmed or possible Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders service to address questions around ASD diagnosis and management. Please note children referred to this service must have been referred to us by a child health professional, and a local team ASD assessment must have been completed before we can consider assessments of children; children should remain under local team care during our assessments. For more details, please see:

  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Armstrong-Jordan
  • Jeremy Parr 
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