By: Kathryn Bromwich | On my radar: Suzanne O’Sullivan’s cultural highlights | Neuroscience | The Guardian
After qualifying in medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 1991, Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan trained in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She has been a consultant since 2004, first working at the Royal London hospital and now at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy.
In 2015, O’Sullivan completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London, and published her first book, It’s All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness (Vintage), in the same year. An acclaimed study of psychosomatic illness, it won the 2016 Wellcome book prize; the winner of this year’s prize will be announced tomorrow.