Dr Sophia Varadkar completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and her postgraduate medical training in Dublin and London, UK. She is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, where she is the Chief of Service for the Brain Directorate. Her clinical work in epilepsy focuses on the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service. She is clinical lead for the Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy programme at GOSH and is Co-Chair of the UK Paediatric Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) expert group. Sophie is also Chair of the steering committee for the British Paediatric Neurology Association Paediatric Epilepsy Training Programme and is a council member of the International League Against Epilepsy British Branch. Originally from Dublin, she now lives in London with her husband and two children.