Elaine Murphy,

Qualified from Trinity College, Dublin.  She trained in chemical pathology / metabolic medicine at Imperial College NHS Trust, London and developed a specialist interest in inherited metabolic disease. 

She has worked as a consultant at the Charles Dent Metabolic Unit, based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square since 2008. 

The unit manages over 1400 adult patients with rare inherited disorders of metabolism, including phenylketonuria, glycogen storage disorders, urea cycle defects, galactosemia, fatty acid oxidation defects, peroxisomal disorders and inherited hypophosphatemia. 

Staff at the unit specialize in the dietary management of specific inherited disorders of metabolism.  It is also an NHS England specialized service for the management of patients with lysosomal storage disorders. 

The unit has a long history of participation in clinical trials of new treatments for these rare disorders.  Dr Murphy has been the chair of the British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group (2019-2022) and is currently a member of the Royal College of Physicians Young Adult and Adolescent Steering Group.