» Dr Jenny Sloneem

Dr Jenny Sloneem BSc, PhD, D.ClinPsy, CPsychol., is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist currently working within the Neurodisability Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London. She is lead psychologist and joint clinical coordinator for GOSH's multidisciplinary Sturge Weber Clinic and also works within their Developmental Vision Clinic (DVC) and Developmental and Augmentative Communication Service (DaACS).

Jenny previously managed two teams supporting children with intellectual disabilities who displayed or experienced challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems within two of Central and North West London Mental Health Trust's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  Prior to that she worked with children with disabilities in several London NHS mental health trusts.

Jenny completed a PhD on 'Self-injurious behaviour in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome' at the University of Birmingham before training as a Clinical Psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.  Her doctoral research focused on 'Aggressive behaviour in Smith Magenis Syndrome'.

Whilst undertaking her clinical work, she retains an interest in behaviour disorders in syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities and is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Team of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Smith Magenis Syndrome Foundation groups.


  • Cognitive, neuropsychological and behavioural assessment of children with complex neurodisability
  • Assessment and diagnosis of children with complex neurodevelopmental disorders, including social communication/autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and intellectual disability
  • Assessment and management of challenging behaviour and mental health difficulties in children with intellectual disability
  • Sturge Weber Syndrome and other rare neurocutaneous disorders
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome 
  • Smith Magenis Syndrome
  • Developmental assessment of children with visual impairment

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society, BPS)
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professionals Council 
  • BPS Division of Clinical Psychology
    • Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families
    • Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities
    • Child Learning Disability Network
  • Association of Adolescent and Child Mental Health (ACAMH)