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Dr Deirdre Peake

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

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Peake is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist who obtained a 2:1 honours medical degree from University College Dublin in 1994 and subsequently specialised in General Paediatrics in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin and then in the West Midlands Deanery,

She obtained dual qualification as a practicing consultant in both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology after completing a 6 year national training scheme in the UK.

In 2006 Dr Peake was awarded a Certificate of Sub-Speciality Training (CSST) in Paediatric Neurology following completion of the National Training Grid scheme in Paediatric Neurology.  Dr Peake was appointed as a Paediatric Neurology Consultant in Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2006 and since 2007 holds a position as a Paediatric Neurology Consultant in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) Belfast.

Dr Peake publishes in scientific journals and present at national and international meetings. Paediatric Neurology 

Dr Peake is a paediatric neurologist and looks after a wide variety of childhood neurological illness including: Epilepsy, Headache and migraine, fits, faints and funny turns, Tic disorders and Tourette’s Syndrome, Developmental delay, Developmental co-ordination disorders, Abnormalities of gait, Muscle and nerve problems, Rarer neurological disorders including stoke, demyelination, metabolic and genetic conditions.

Her specialist interest within Paediatric Neurology is in the diagnosis and management of Paediatric Epilepsy and she runs specialised epilepsy clinics including a Ketogenic diet and Vagal nerve stimulation clinic.

With an interest in Tics/Tourette’s Syndrome, Dr Peake sits on the board of Tourette’s Alliance, Northern Ireland Memberships and Associations Member of the British Paediatric Epilepsy Interest Group (BPEG) and chair of the Northern Ireland Epilepsy Forum. Northern Ireland Lead for the Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET) courses for the BPNA (British Paediatric Neurological Association). Neurology Epilepsy Network Lead for Northern Ireland and Clinical Lead for the Neurology Department and RBHSC Board member for Tourette’s Alliance Medicolegal Work.

Dr Peake has completed over 250 medicolegal reports for both the defence and prosecution. The range of reports vary from birth injuries (Hypoxic injury, brachial plexus injuries) to acquired head injury. She has given evidence in court and is available to attend court when requested.   

The private neurology consultation provided is not an acute or out of hours service. If your child is acutely unwell it is important to contact your GP, Local hospital or A&E in an emergency.

Current NHS Posts

Paediatric Neurology Consultant in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) Belfast


MRCPI, Mb Bch BAO (Hons), DCH

1987 – 1994 University College Dublin

2006 CCST in Paediatric Neurology and General Paediatrics

Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board. UK (PMETB)

Additional Training

DCH(Diploma in Child Health)

1995 Royal College of Surgeons

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)

MRCPI (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland)

1995-1998  Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

National Grid Trainee in Paediatric Neurology

1999-2005 - West Midlands Deanery, UK


Treatments and areas of interest

  • Paediatric Epilepsy
  • Headache and migraine
  • Fits, faints and funny turns
  • Tic disorders and Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Developmental delay
  • Developmental co-ordination disorders
  • Abnormalities of gait
  • Muscle and nerve problems
  • Rarer neurological disorders including stoke, demyelination, metabolic and genetic conditions

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811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

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Dr Deirdre Peake

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