The current research strategy sets our direction and priorities, and details the focus of our resources so we can ensure our work has the greatest impact.
The central aim of the research strategy is to enable better futures and reduce difficulties for children with epilepsy.
Working with UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital and North London Epilepsy Network, research includes the review of children who have been newly diagnosed to those with complex epilepsy.
Key research goals
Goal 1To gain a better understanding of underlying mechanisms and processes responsible for seizures.
Goal 2To widen our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of neurodevelopmental and behavioural compromise in childhood epilepsy.
Goal 3To determine the benefits of early diagnosis and interventions in improving long term outcome in childhood epilepsy.
Goal 4To gain a better understanding of barriers to learning in children with epilepsy across all educational settings and to determine the benefits of newer educational interventions in improving academic achievement in epilepsy.
Goal 5To reduce the overall burden of epilepsy in childhood to the individual, family and agencies involved.
Goal 6To develop a national and international team of senior researchers working together and independently toward achieving their goals; enhancing training for academia, promoting a collegiate environment for junior staff and moving forward academic careers.