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Paediatric epilepsy research at Young Epilepsy
Young Epilepsy’s ambition is to become renowned for its contribution to research into the medical, educational and social aspects of childhood epilepsy. Our epilepsy research programme works integrally with UCL-Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
We aim to enhance and diversify the current paediatric epilepsy research programme. The research is led by several leading professionals in the field:
- Professor Helen Cross,
- Professor Brian Neville,
- Professor Charles Newton,
- Professor Rod Scott and
- Dr Richard Chin.
Current research projects include:
- The impact of reducing anti-epileptic drug load on quality of life in children with refractory epilepsy
- Educational problems of children with epilepsy: their identification and management
- Prevalence and clinical outcome of Rasmussen Encephalitis in children
- Beyond IQ: Cognitive-behavioural profiles of children with complex epilepsy and intellectual disability
- Epilepsy genomics in childhood: finding the causes, directing treatment
- Long term outcomes of childhood status epilepticus
- Epilepsy in infancy: Spectrum of aetiologies, natural history and outcome predictors
- Childhood status epilepticus outcomes: prevalence and spectrum
- Landau Kleffner Syndrome: study of active phase and outcomes
- Epidemiology and treatment of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa
Central to the research programme is the ability to apply for and manage research grants and funding and we currently have a number of projects under consideration for funding grants. If you would like to find out more about the research projects or make a donation to the on-going research work at Young Epilepsy, contact the Research Coordinator at email@example.com or call 01342 832243.