• MB.ChB Manchester University 2000
  • FRCS (Neuro.Surg) 2008

Specialist Interests

  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Radiosurgery

Professional Memberships

  • British Skull Base Society
  • British Neuro-Oncology Society
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • British Radiosurgery Society


  • The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Specialist Registrar 2004-2009
  • Toronto Western Hospital, Skull Base Clinical Fellow 2009-2010
  • Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Sydney, Clinical Fellow 2010-2011

Miss Hayhurst completed neurosurgical training at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool. She then completed fellowships in endoscopic skull base surgery, pituitary surgery and Neuro-Oncology at the University of Toronto, Canada with Dr Fred Gentili and at The Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia with Dr Charlie Teo.

As a result, Miss Hayhurst has a specialist interest in minimally invasive techniques (including endoscopic and endoscope assisted surgery) for all types of brain tumours, including pituitary tumours, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas and gliomas. In conjunction with her paediatric neurosurgical colleague Mr Leach, she also performs endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in children.

Recent Publications:

Tumour pseudoprogression following radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma. Hayhurst C, Zadeh G. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Jan;14(1):87-92.

Tuberculum sella meningioma. Hayhurst C, Teo C. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;44(4):953-63, viii-ix.

Pretreatment predictors of adverse radiation effects after radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformation. Hayhurst C, Monsalves E, van Prooijen M, Cusimano M, Tsao M, Menard C, Kulkarni AV, Schwartz M, Zadeh G. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Feb 1;82(2):803-8.

Predicting Nonauditory Adverse Radiation Effects Following Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannoma: A Volume and Dosimetric Analysis. Hayhurst C, Monsalves E, Bernstein M, Gentili F, Heydarian M, Tsao M, Schwartz M, van Prooijen M, Millar BA, Ménard C, Kulkarni AV, Laperriere N, Zadeh G. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Low grade glioma: a qualitative study of the wait and see approach. Hayhurst C, Mendelsohn D, Bernstein M. Can J Neurol Sci. 2011 Mar;38(2):256-61.

Electromagnetic Neuronavigation for CNS Tumors. Hayhurst C. In: Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, Prognosis. Springer, New York 2011

Electromagnetic stereotactic ventriculoperitoneal CSFshunting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension: a successful step forward?. Kandasamy J, Hayhurst C, Clark S, Jenkinson MD, Byrne P, Karabatsou K, Mallucci CL. World Neurosurg. 2011 Jan;75(1):155-60

Cognitive and functional outcome in spina-bifida-Chiari 2 malformation. Jenkinson MD, Campbell S, Hayhurst C, Clark S, Kandasamy J, Lee MK, Flynn A, Murphy P, Mallucci CL. Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Jun;27(6):967-74.

Effect of electromagnetic -navigated shunt placement on failure rates: a prospective multicentre study. Hayhurst C, Beems T, Jenkinson MD, Byrne P, Clark S, Kandasamy J, Goodden J, Nandoe Tewarie RD, Mallucci CL. J Neurosurg. 2010 Dec;113(6):1273-8

Contact Details

Miss Hayhurst can be contacted through her secretary:
Tel: 02920748487
Fax: 02920742560
Email: Susan.Thomas11@wales.nhs.uk