Meet the team

Azalea Healthcare offer access to an experienced multi-disciplinary team to ensure the needs of your child are fully met

Dr Victoria Nesbitt

Consultant Paediatrician & Medical Director

Dr Victoria is a Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in neurodisability, mitochondrial disorders and medical education. Dr Victoria has worked in the NHS for almost 25 years, including 5 years as a Consultant Paediatrician in neurodisability at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She continues as Clinical Lead for the NHS Highly Specialised Services for Rare Mitochondrial Disorders in Oxford, one of only 3 nationally commissioned services in the UK. She is a Principal Investigator for the Oxford Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) Centre in Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disorders UK (MitoCohort Study), and also serves as a Medical Advisor for The Lily Foundation Charity.

Dr Victoria was part of the Oxford Community Paediatrics multi-disciplinary autism diagnostic service for children under 6 years and also ran a weekly clinic for children with neurodevelopmental difficulties and/or complex neurological disorders. She previously acted as school doctor for Fitzwaryn and Bishopswood Special Educational Needs schools. 

Dr Victoria has a keen interest in medical education and has an active role in supervising paediatric trainees in the Thames Valley deanery and as a clinical tutor for the Paediatric Neurodisability Diploma at Sheffield University. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics in Oxford and is also part of the British Paediatric Neurology Association working group for the development of tone management and movement disorders courses.

Dr Victoria was appointed as Medical Director of Azalea Healthcare in 2022. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Glasgow, 2004
  • MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2008
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Newcastle University, 2008
  • PhD, Newcastle University, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Full licence to practice (General Medical Council) registration number 6101139
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH) awarded 2021
  • Member of the British Academy for Childhood Disability
  • Member of the British Paediatric Neurology Association
Victoria Sillett
Dr Ian McGubbin​

Dr Ian McGubbin​

Principal Clinical Psychologist​

Claire Lowther​​

Claire Lowther​

Associate Occupational Therapist​

Dr Marcelina Watckinson

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Dr Natalie Briant

Dr Natalie Briant

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Mrs Debbie Quarrell

Mrs Debbie Quarrell

Senior Speech & Language Therapist

Shelly-Ann Roberts

Mrs Shelly-Ann Robertson

Medical Administrator

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