About Victoria

Dr. Victoria Nesbitt is a Consultant Community Paediatrician

Dr Victoria Nesbitt is a Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in neurodisability and neurodevelopmental disorders. Victoria has extensive experience and specialist training in neurodevelopmental disorders and is able to provide a fully comprehensive assessment of your child. Victoria regards herself as a holistic practitioner, considering the socio-emotional needs of a child, as well as physical and mental implications, and strives to address the needs of the child in order for them to reach their true potential.

Victoria has worked in the NHS for 23 years, including 5 years as a Consultant Paediatrician in Neurodisability at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Victoria was part of the 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.  Victoria continues to works for OUH as Clinical Lead for the NHS Highly Specialised Services for Rare Mitochondrial Disorders, one of only 3 nationally commissioned services in the UK. She is also Medical Advisor for The Lily Foundation Charity.

Victoria has a keen interest in medical education: she is an educational supervisor for Paediatric trainees in the Thames Valley, and a clinical tutor for the Paediatric Neurodisability Diploma at Sheffield University. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics in Oxford and a Principal Investigator for the Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) Centre in Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disorders UK (MitoCohort Study). Victoria is also part of the British Paediatric Neurology Association working group for the development of tone management and movement disorders courses.

Victoria is married with a son and step-son, and a pet Labrador to keep her busy! She enjoys most sports and supports her local youth football club as a FA qualified coach (including a disability youth team), Club Secretary and Medical Officer. She enjoys music, the theatre, and spending time with friends and family.


  • 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
  • Member of the British Academy for Childhood Disability
  • Member of the British Paediatric Neurology Association



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