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Matthew Walker

Professor Matthew Walker is Professor of Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Matthew is highly active in clinical and experimental epilepsy research and he has published over 200 scientific articles, chapters and books. He is Treasurer of the ILAE British Branch and secretary of […]

Barrie Akin

Barrie Akin was born and brought up in Manchester, read law at University and qualified as a barrister. He then trained as a chartered accountant, specialising in taxation. After ten years as a partner in a major accounting firm, Barrie returned to the law and now practises in London as a tax barrister. His interests […]

Judith Spencer-Gregson

Judith Spencer-Gregson has retired as Director of Finance of Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Judith is a chartered accountant and for almost half her career had roles as a Finance Director in not for profit organisations, specialising in Further and Higher Education and Charities. The early part of her working life was in the accountancy profession advising […]

Mark Richardson

Professor Mark Richardson is the Paul Getty III Professor of Epilepsy and Head of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at King’s College London. He qualified in medicine from Oxford and trained in General Medicine and Neurology in Cambridge and London. Mark undertook his research training at UCL Institute of Neurology before being appointed as Senior […]

Rhys Thomas

Rhys joined Newcastle University from Cardiff University in August 2017. He is an Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. His research interests include the causes and consequences of epilepsy – primarily the genetic causes of the epilepsies. Understanding the genetic contributions to epilepsy have recently led to a number of medications being […]

Mike Cousin

Professor Mike Cousin is the Chair of Cell Biology, Head of Pre-clinical Research at the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre at the University of Edinburgh.  Professor Cousin’s works include understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the fusion, retrieval and trafficking of synaptic vesicles within the central nervous system.

Anne Coxon

Anne became involved with ERUK over 25 years ago as the mother of a child with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome and has served two five- year terms as a lay member on the Scientific Advisory Committee.  She works as a Health Psychologist on the Stroke Unit of a General Hospital.

Nick Lench

Nick is Executive Director of the MRC/UKRI Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator, a new unit with a particular focus on the development of novel therapies for rare diseases. Nick has over 35 years’ experience in genetic and genomic medicine and has worked in academia, industry and the NHS. Nick is a co-founder of Congenica, a digital […]

Abbie Fearon

Abbie is Cancer Portfolio Lead at NIHR. Prior to that, she was Senior Programme Manager (Strategic Projects) at the National Cancer Research Institute. Abbie has a PhD from Barts Cancer Institute, the Queen Mary University of London in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in cancer research. An active and engaged steering group member of the UK […]

Martin Elliott

Martin Elliott MD FRCS is Professor Emeritus of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL & Emeritus Professor of Physic and Fellow at Gresham College.  He worked as a paediatric cardiothoracic (& transplant) surgeon at the Great Ormond Street from 1984 until 2019. He was co-Medical Director there from 2010 to 2015. He now holds a number of […]