Biography

Dr Sofia Eriksson graduated from medical school at Göteborg University Sweden in 1994 and continued her specialist training at the Neurology Department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital Sweden where she also became a PhD student in the epilepsy department. In 1998 she joined the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy (DCEE) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London as part of her PhD. She was awarded her PhD in 2003 and continued her research with a post doc in the DCEE. She finalised her specialist training in Neurology in 2008 after which she was appointed consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Since then she has also developed a special interest in sleep disorders and she is the clinical lead for sleep neurology services at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

In addition to her clinical care for both patients with epilepsy and sleep disorders, she is audit lead for the epilepsy department and a member of the clinical governance committee at the hospital. She recently set up and chairs the local guidelines committee at the National Hospital. In 2015 she was appointed fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). She is a member of the Association of British Neurologists expert panel for epilepsy and the European Academy of Neurology scientific panel for Sleep-Wake disorders. 

Her initial research focused on brain malformations and epilepsy and the post doc on improving the understanding of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by correlations with histopathology. Her current research focuses on the relationship between epilepsy and sleep disorders. She is currently also undertaking a study of the natural course and influence on Quality of Life of NREM parasomnias and is developing a UK-wide study of treatment of NREM parasomnias such as sleep walking.

Qualifications

Date: 14/01/1994
Degree: MD
Subject: Medicine
University/Institution: GöteborgUniversity, Göteborg, Sweden

Date: 04/11/1996
Degree: Licence to practice medicine
Subject: Medicine
University/Institution: Swedish Board of National Health and Welfare

Date: 28/05/2003
Degree: PhD
Subject: Neurology/Epilepsy
University/Institution: GöteborgUniversity, Göteborg, Sweden

Date: 03/04/2008
Degree: CCST equivalent
Subject: Neurology
University/Institution: Swedish Board of National Health and Welfare
On UK GMC specialist register since 13/05/2008

Date: 01/05/2015
Degree: FRCP
Royal College of Physicians

NHS appointments:

020 3448 8623
gaby.baykarali@uclh.nhs.uk

Private appointments:

020 3326 3776
amy.troke@phf.uk.com