Dr Heaney was appointed to the world renowned NHNN in 2006. Alongside his experience delivering neurological care, he was appointed clinical lead for the Department of Epilepsy in 2016.


Thomas Becket RC Upper School, Northampton (to 1987)
University of Cambridge, Downing College (1987-1990)
University of Oxford, Lincoln College (1990-1993)

General medical training:

Glasgow Western Infirmary, Glasgow (1993-1996)

Neurological training:

Institute of Neurology, UCL (1996-2000) PhD programme
Central London Registrar training programme (2000-2006)

NHS Consultant appointment:

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust (2006 to present)

Private Practice:

Cleveland Clinic London (2021 to present)


2014 Royal College of Physicians (London) FRCP
2005 JCHMT Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, Neurology
2002 University of London, University College PhD
1996 Royal College of Physicians (London) MRCP
1993 Oxford University, Lincoln College MB BCh
1990 Cambridge University, Downing College BA (Hons)

Positions of responsibility:

Consultant neurologist at NHNN, Queen Square (NHNN) and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust (2006 – present)
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust Caldicott Guardian (2009 – present)
Associate Clinical Director at NHNN (2013 – 2016)

Charities and affiliations:

Association of British Neurologists
International League Against Epilepsy
Royal College of Physicians (London)
Medical Defence Union

Data Protection:

Dr Heaney is registered as a data protection officer with the ICO
Registration number ZA522226, Tier 1, 23/5/2019 – 22/5/2022