Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas – a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians
In this blog series, we will introduce you to several internationally recognized clinicians and researchers who are thought leaders both inside and outside of HH and who will serve as facilitators, presenters
Meet Dr. Hanna Richardson
Dr. Richardson is a consultant in
Dr. Richardson is one of three up and coming Young Investigators that was awarded a scholarship to attend the Symposium. We are grateful to our donors for making these awards possible. Funding young investigators
What is your specialty training and background?
Originally from Sweden, I have lived, studied and worked in the United Kingdom for almost 20 years. My background is in
How did you become interested in HH research and care? What are your contributions to the HH field of research and care?
As part of my clinical work, I have seen a number of children with hypothalamic hamartoma, of different ages, and at different stages of treatment. I became very interested in their developmental profiles, particularly the evolution of these profiles over time. Recently, together with some of my colleagues, I completed a retrospective study looking at the developmental profiles of children with hypothalamic hamartoma seen at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are hoping to build on this work by setting up a prospective cohort study, and I am hoping to use this opportunity to meet others interested in the neurodevelopmental aspects of hypothalamic hamartoma, to discuss ideas and maybe even foster some collaborations.
The Symposium is important because
As clinicians, we strive to provide the best possible care for our
Outside of work passions
As well as being a doctor, I am