Dr Andy Nicolson

About Andy Nicolson

Dr Andy Nicolson is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre, specialising in epilepsy. He is also the Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive.

Dr Nicolson trained in Manchester, his specialty training has been mainly in the North West of England. He completed an MD research degree in epilepsy in Liverpool.

He has been a Consultant at The Walton Centre since 2005. He was Director of Medical Education from 2007-2013 and Assistant Medical Director from 2013-2016. He has been Medical Director since 2016.

Dr Nicolson has a sub-specialty interest in epilepsy. As such he provides specialist epilepsy clinics, assessing patients with blackouts/funny turns and also advises on treatment for complex epilepsy. He is part of the epilepsy surgery MDT.

He provides a community general neurology clinic in Birkenhead where he assesses and treat patients with all neurological symptoms/conditions.


Neurology with a sub-specialist interest in epilepsy





Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Member of:

  • Association of British Neurologists
  • Internal League Against Epilepsy UK Branch
  • Mersey Region Epilepsy Association

Related Services


The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. 


The Walton Centre has a world-class reputation for our epilepsy service. Our epilepsy services are huge and comprehensive, including specialist video-telemetry diagnostics, an epilepsy surgery programme - offering the full range of procedures - and specialist neuropsychological support for patients with epilepsy and those with non-epileptic attack disorder.

Page last updated: 23 July 2023