Dr Elspeth Hutton
BMedSci(Hons) MBBS(Hons) FRACP

Consulting: St Kilda Rd

Dr Hutton is a specialist neurologist with an interest in headache, neuropathic pain, peripheral nerve disease and general neurology. Dr Hutton has recently returned from a four year Fellowship at the prestigious National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Dr Hutton completed her undergraduate training at The University of Tasmania, obtaining her MBBS in 2000. She undertook specialist training in Neurology at The Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre before being awarded the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. Whilst in London, Dr Hutton completed postgraduate studies in Headache, Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians in 2008.

Following a 6-month Fellowship in Headache, she joined the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, University College London, where she was involved in therapeutic trials in genetic neuropathy, published on management of inflammatory neuropathy, and conducted research in neurobiological mechanisms in hereditary and acquired neuropathy and neuropathic pain. She also established diagnostic methods for small fibre neuropathy, and was an invited speaker to the British Neuropathological Society.

Dr Hutton returned to the Alfred Hospital to establish diagnostic and clinical service in neuropathy, neuropathic pain and headache. She also holds a research appointment at Monash University. Her ongoing research focuses on the role of immune modification in chronic pain and using neurophysiological measures of small fibre function in neuropathic pain to guide therapy.

Dr Hutton has been awarded several prizes and fellowships, including the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) – Grünenthal Grant, the BMA Vera Down Fellowship, and The Ipsen Fund Research Fellowship.

Dr Hutton is internationally recognized for her work in pain research and has international experience in the diagnosis and management of neuropathy, pain,  headache and migraine. She is a member of several international societies, including the Australian Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), The American Association of Neurologists (AAN), the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS).