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Epilepsy Research Institute welcomes new Chief Executive

The Epilepsy Research Institute is pleased to share the news that Rosemarie Pardington has now officially taken up post as our new Chief Executive.​ Rosemarie has previously held executive roles at Leonard Cheshire Disability and most recently at Young Epilepsy. As Director of Health & Research and Deputy CEO, Rosemarie was closely involved in the […]

Epilepsy Research Institute hosts Roundtable with UK Dementia Research Institute

The Epilepsy Research Institute hosted a Research Roundtable with UK Dementia Research Institute this week at our head office in London. The event brought together 20 leading researchers working in the fields of epilepsy and dementia to identify opportunities to advance much-needed collaborative research in this area. What do we already know about the link […]

Campaign launched to raise £20 million research investment into anti-seizure medication for pregnant women

“Key to achieving better outcomes for women and their babies, is the imperative to work together through multicentre, multidisciplinary collaborations in research.” The Epilepsy Research Institute supports a campaign launched by Epilepsy Society yesterday evening at the House of Lords, calling for a £20 million investment in research into anti-seizure medication for pregnant women.  Our […]

A gift in your Will could help radically advance research into epilepsy

Gifts in Wills make up roughly half our annual voluntary income and have played a significant role in funding our extensive research portfolio. If you are considering writing or amending your Will, now is the perfect time to ensure you have invested in the things that matter most to you. Including a philanthropic gift in […]

UK Epilepsy PSP commentary published in leading research journal

A commentary on the UK Epilepsy Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) Top Ten research priorities and what they mean for the wider research landscape has today been published in eBioMedicine, a leading research journal by The Lancet. The Epilepsy Research Institute was invited to provide a commentary on the UK Epilepsy PSP and the impact its […]

The Institute’s Top Ten challenge events for 2024

2024 – are you up for a challenge? Make 2024 a year to remember by taking on a challenge you’ve always wanted to conquer!   Whether that’s a skydive, marathon, trek abroad or cycling challenge – now is a great time to commit, push your boundaries, and join our powerful community working together to radically advance […]

Thank you for your support in 2023: a message from our Chief Executive

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THROUGH A MOMENTOUS YEAR A message from our Chief Executive, Maxine Smeaton, on the past 12 months… The team will soon be stepping away from our screens for the Christmas break but before we do, we’d like to say an enormous thank you for your continued commitment to epilepsy research in […]

The Institute welcomes new members to Scientific Advisory Committee

The Epilepsy Research Institute is delighted to welcome nine new researchers to our Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). The new members include research leaders from clinical, data and fundamental science backgrounds. What is the Scientific Advisory Committee? The Institute’s UK Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is a panel of some the UK’s leading epilepsy researchers. As individuals […]

EpiSafe project launched to create personalised care for pregnant women with epilepsy

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has invested over £2.7 million in research aiming to reduce maternal mortality risk and improve the care of pregnant women with epilepsy. Led by researchers at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the Epilepsy Research Institute Shape Network PPIE group, the EpiSafe project was launched […]