Dr Julia Thompson

We are pleased to announce Dr Thompson joining the team at East Neurology. She has experience in a wide range of General Neurology, as well as subspecialty interests in Epilepsy, Autoimmune Neurology / Neuroimmunology, Headache, Stroke and Neurology in Pregnancy.

She is also an expert in the use of injectable therapies including nerve blocks and botulinum toxin for the treatment of headache. Dr Thompson is also experienced looking after neck and back pain, including working with radiologists to undertake injections and neurosurgeons as required.

Professional Organisations

She is a member of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), British Association of Neurologists (ABN), The Neurohospitalist Society (NHS), International Headache Society (IHS), International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), Movement Disorders Society of Australia and New Zealand (MDSANZ) and others.

Career Experience

Dr Thompson obtained her medical degree from the University of Sydney and completed neurology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She then moved to the UK and undertaking fellowships and research at Oxford University and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. During her fellowships she has done work in epilepsy, autoimmune neurology, neuroimmunology and MS, headache, as well as other subspecialty clinics. As a consultant she has also done a lot of work in stroke and acute neurology, and is passionate about improving services in acute neurology.

Dr Thompson has since worked as a consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lecturer at Kings College Hospital in London, as well as in Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. She has continued her research with the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group.

In addition, Dr Thompson is passionate about teaching, being a Clinical Lecturer for the Kings College University in London, and Oxford University, and she has won a number of awards over the last 10 years for teaching and leadership in both Sydney and the UK.

She is a Staff Specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital and practices in Camperdown and Tamworth.

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