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Research strategy

Our research programme operates under the auspices of The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy, Professor Helen Cross OBE. It is a collaborative scheme between Young Epilepsy, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and UCL GOS – Institute for Child Health.

The principle objective of research within the unit is to reduce the burden of epilepsy on children and to establish better and better outcomes for children with epilepsy, their families and the services that support them.

Over the past year we have initiated 11 new research projects and been responsible for 88 peer-reviewed publications of primary research, as well as a further 31 publications of books, book chapters, reviews and commentaries of expert opinion. In January 2017, we hosted our seventh international Paediatric Epilepsy Research Retreat for 100 researchers and collaborators from over 20 countries. In April, we held a Paediatric Epilepsy Masterclass on Sleep in Epilepsy for 50 specialist practitioners to build sleep hygiene into holistic epilepsy care.

We remain ever grateful for the generosity and dedication of the organisations and individuals who support our work. We simply could not achieve the outcomes we strive for without such aid.

To read more about what we do and who we work with I research please download out Research Report:


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Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

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