Research Report 2020

Young Epilepsy coordinates and funds research into the causes, treatments and impact of all aspects of childhood epilepsy. We want to secure the best outcome for everyone affected by the childhood epilepsies and we know the best way to do this is through research.

Our research partnership brings together multiple domains of knowledge relating to childhood epilepsy and aims to find solutions to one of the most complex and disabling set of conditions. 2019/2020 marks the 15th year of operation for the partnership and we present what we have achieved over this time alongside a special focus on the impact of our work in the last year (July 2019 to June 2020).

The successes of the year are thrown into sharp relief when the challenges are considered, such as the impact of Brexit on research funding and collaborations and, even greater still, the changes to all lives and pursuits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to have contributed to the strategies and advice for continuing epilepsy care and research during the pandemic, as well as supporting families during this difficult time.