About Dr Wakerley

Dr Benjamin R Wakerley

MBBS BSc PhD MRCP (neurology) FRCP


Primary medical qualifications and degrees

1997 - BSc in Neuroscience (1st class), University College London, London

2001 - MBBS, Imperial College School of Medicine, London

2003 - MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London

2009 - PhD in Molecular Immunology, Imperial College, London

2012 - MRCP (Neurology), Royal College of Physicians, London

2019 - FRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London


Current Post

2014 - Consultant Neurologist, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2014 - Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2014 - Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford

2019 - Visiting Fellow, School of Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire



Dr Wakerley is very interested in research and as well as being involved in on going headache trials has published a number of research papers.



Dr Wakerley teaches medical students from the Bristol Medical School and University of Oxford Medical School and also runs the annual Oxford Symposium on Headache. He also regularly gives talks to GPs on the management of headache.


Areas of expertise

Dr Wakerley is a general neurologist with a specialist interest in headache. He is particularly interested in the management of chronic daily headache.