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epilepsy research

Epilepsy medical research gives us the best opportunity to transform and save thousands of lives. We believe that research represents the best hope of finding a cure for epilepsy, and eventually preventing it altogether.

We're part of a unique arrangement with University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. This ensures academic and clinical excellence, patient input and relevance of our medical research. We are also a Wold Health Organisation (WHO) Centre of Excellence.

In the last year we were nominated as the top epilepsy research centre in the world by Expertscape, and our medical director Professor Ley Sander was ranked as the world's leading expert on epilepsy.

Why we carry out research

We believe that research into epilepsy represents the best hope of finding a cure for epilepsy, and eventually preventing it altogether.

Research projects

Understanding how an individual's genetic make-up can affect their risk of developing epilepsy, the consequences and their response to treatment is central to research at Epilepsy Society Research Centre.

Research centre

Our research centre in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, is enabling us to carry out the most advanced epilepsy research in Europe and translate it into clinical practice. 

Meet our research team

Meet some of the researchers looking at the causes and treatment of epilpesy. 

Epilepsy research magazine

You can read all about our cutting edge research into epilepsy in our magazine Epilepsy Review. The magazine is written by Epilepsy Society's leading experts in the field of epilepsy.