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

2021 – Consultant neurologist, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

2021 – Director of The Birmingham Headache Centre, Queen ELizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

2021 – Honorary clinical associate professor, University of Birmingham


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 and also runs the annual Oxford Symposium on Headache. He also regularly gives talks to other healthcare profressionals 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.