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We are a forward-looking dynamic group interested in all aspects of clinical and experimental epileptology with an emphasis on clinically relevant research. The Group draws together all relevant disciplines across Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford.

The Oxford Epilepsy Research Group capitalises on the clinical expertise available at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the wider basic scientific research performed within University of Oxford. We believe in an open, transparent and collaborative approach and all our research is pursued with the aim of delivering better patient care

There are particular strengths in antibody-mediated epilepsy and novel/ ultra-high-field imaging in epilepsy. We have strong links with genomic research into epilepsy and are developing many research projects to better evaluate co-morbidity in epilepsy, an area of epileptology that is often rather overlooked.

Clinico-Research Services

 We believe that all patients should be given every opportunity to fulfil their potential. To better achieve this, we have established and are developing the Oxford Super-Specialist Epilepsy MDT Clinics. Consultants refer patients to these clinics.

a) On the third Friday of each month – Cognitive Disorders and Epilepsy (Arjune Sen, Chris Butler, Ian Brown, Maggie Tristram). This unique clinic is for patients with epilepsy of working age who have significant cognitive or employment related issues. Patients are evaluated holistically by the team members who then issue a joint letter outlining possible approaches and solutions

b) On the fourth Friday of alternate months – Learning Difficulties and Epilepsy (Arjune Sen, Tim Andrews, Maggie Tristram, Jackie Roberts). Patients with learning difficulties and epilepsy, conditions that commonly exist together, are seen with their Family and carers by Consultants and Specialist Nurses with expertise in epilepsy and Learning difficulty to try and disentangle seizure related issues from other aspects of care and offer clear pathways to try and improve care

c) On the first Friday of alternate months – Neuropsychiatry and Epilepsy, currently being developed

Group Dynamic

Epilepsy Group Dynamic



  • Christian Bien, Head of Epilepsy at Krankenhaus Mara, Bethel, Germany
  • Rüdiger Köhling, Director of the Oscar Langendorff Institute, Rostock, Germany
  • Mark Richardson, Chair of Epileptology, Kings College London
  • Ernest Somerville, Head of Comprehensive Epilepsy Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
  • Matthew Walker, Head of Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, University College London

Principal Investigators

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