Dr. Maniyar is a consultant neurologist who has a great deal of experience dealing with all types of neurological problems. He has a special interest in headache disorders, having recently completed a research fellowship at the prestigious headache centre at UCSF, California, USA under professor Peter Goadsby. He has newly started a specialist headache clinic at Basildon Hospital in Essex for the NHS and is in the process of starting similar services at The Royal London Hospital for patients affected by these common and often disabling symptoms. His research in the premonitory phase of migraine has been widely acclaimed and for this he was recently awarded the Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award by the American Headache Society.