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Dr Anke Hensiek

Consultant neurologist

I am a general neurologist with a clinical and research interest in hereditary neurological disorders.
Dr Anke Hensiek - she has brown shoulder-length hair and wears a white top and jacket

....and what he greatly thought, he nobly dared...


I am a consultant neurologist at Addenbrooke's hospital and the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Kings Lynn. I see general neurology patients and also run several specialist clinics for hereditary neurological disorders, including ataxia, NF2 and tuberous sclerosis.

I am an affiliate assistant professor of the University of Cambridge and conduct clinical research in ataxia. I enjoy teaching and education, including being an educational supervisor for the neurology trainees at Addenbrooke's and a neurology CPD approver for the Royal College of Physicians.

Previous history

I graduated from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, where I also obtained a doctorate degree. However, I conducted all my clinical training as a doctor in the UK. I trained in neurology in Cambridge, London and Norwich and was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge for my research into the genetics of multiple sclerosis in 2003. I have worked in my current role as a neurology consultant since 2008.

Membership and accreditations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of the Association of British Neurologists
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the Ataxia Telangiectasia Scientific Advisory Board
  • Chair of the Ataxia Telangiectasia therapeutics trial committee

Personal interests

Outside work, my favourite activity is to spend time with my family and our dog, Noah. I love classical music, reading and hiking and I regularly practise Yoga.

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