Professor Simon Heales
Medical & Scientific Director
Simon obtained his PhD from Aston University in 1987 and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2003. He is the Chief of Service for Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at Great Ormond Children’s Hospital in London. As well as being Head of Service, he holds the UCL Chair of Clinical Chemistry and has a strong interest in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with inherited metabolic disorders. This work is underpinned by a number of basic and translational research projects that are carried out in conjunction with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. He has published over 150 papers in the area of mitochondrial, neurotransmitter and lysosomal disorders. Simon is also the Director of the Neurometabolic Unit at the National Hospital, Queen Square (UCLH Foundation Trust).