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Officers of the Institute

The Epilepsy Research Institute is managed by a board of medical and lay trustees with expertise in epilepsy, legal and financial governance.

Matthew Walker

Professor Matthew Walker is Professor of Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, and the National ...

Barrie Akin

Barrie Akin was born and brought up in Manchester, read law at University and qualified ...

Judith Spencer-Gregson

Judith Spencer-Gregson has retired as Director of Finance of Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Judith is a ...

Mark Richardson

Professor Mark Richardson is the Paul Getty III Professor of Epilepsy and Head of the ...

Rhys Thomas

Rhys joined Newcastle University from Cardiff University in August 2017. He is an Honorary Consultant ...

Mike Cousin

Professor Mike Cousin is the Chair of Cell Biology, Head of Pre-clinical Research at the ...

Anne Coxon

Anne became involved with ERUK over 25 years ago as the mother of a child ...

Nick Lench

Nick is Executive Director of the MRC/UKRI Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator, a new unit with ...

Abbie Fearon

Abbie is Cancer Portfolio Lead at NIHR. Prior to that, she was Senior Programme Manager ...

Martin Elliott

Martin Elliott MD FRCS is Professor Emeritus of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL & Emeritus Professor ...

Sukhvir Wright

Dr Sukhvir Wright is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Welcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development ...

Tony Marson

Tony Marson is Professor of Neurology at The University of Liverpool and Programme Director of ...

Juliet Solomon

Juliet Solomon is a Trustee representing Institute Founding Partner International League Against Epilepsy (British Branch). ...

Lesslie Young

Lesslie Young is a Trustee representing Institute Founding Partner Epilepsy Scotland. Lesslie joined Epilepsy Scotland’s ...

Rebekah Smith

Rebekah Smith is a Trustee representing Institute Founding Partner Epilepsy Action. Rebekah has been the ...

Mark Devlin

Mark Devlin is a Trustee representing Institute Founding Partner Young Epilepsy. Mark is CEO of ...

Helen Cross (President)

Professor Helen Cross OBE is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Director ...

Rosemarie Pardington (CEO)

Rosemarie joined the Epilepsy Research Institute as Chief Executive in January 2024 and has previously ...

VICE-PRESIDENTS

These are honorary appointments recognising an individual’s committed support of epilepsy research.

Mr John Bowis OBE
Mr Paul Newman
Dr Jolyon Oxley
Mrs Shona Scott
Dr Graeme Sills
Lord Stevenson of Coddenham CBE