Researcher page - John Duncan
Consultant NeurologistJohn Duncan
"What gets me up in the morning is the ability to make new scientific advances and to apply them to people who one sees in the clinics. Real people with real problems. It is exciting to apply the latest scientific advances which allow us to be more precise and more specific. We can identify problems that we could not see before."
John Duncan is Professor of Neurology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Consultant Neurologist at UCLH and Principal Investigator in Neuroimaging at Epilepsy Society’s Chalfont Centre.
John Duncan is Professor of Neurology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Consultant Neurologist at UCLH and Principal Investigator in Neuroimaging at Epilepsy Society’s Chalfont Centre. He studied clinical medicine, surgery and physiology at University of Oxford.
Imaging the brain to demonstrate both the structure and function of the brain, and their abnormalities in the various forms of epilepsy.
His recent research into the long-term outcome of brain surgery for people with epilepsy showed that almost 50 per cent of patients remain seizure free after surgery
AREAS OF SUPERVISION
In 2004 he received the annual Clinical Research recognition award of the American Epilepsy Society. He is past-President of the UK chapter of ILAE. In 2005 he was elected Ambassador for Epilepsy and to be a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He was appointed Professor of Neurology at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology in 1998. From 2012 to 2018 he was Clinical Director of the UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He was Medical Director at Epilepsy Society from 1998-2012. He is Consultant Neurologist to the Metropolitan Police and Senior Investigator at NIHR.
Left temporal lobe language network connectivity in temporal lobe epilepsy
Computer-assisted planning for the insertion of stereoelectroencephalography electrodes for the investigation of drug-resistant focal epilepsy: an external validation study
The impact of epilepsy surgery on the structural connectome and its relation to outcome
Factors affecting seizure outcome after epilepsy surgery
Comparison of computer-assisted planning and manual planning for depth electrode implantations in epilepsy
Getting the best outcomes from epilepsy surgery
Auras and the risk of seizures with impaired consciousness following epilepsy surgery: implications for driving
All publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Duncan+JS
Epilepsy Navigator software
Neuroimaging offers us sophisticated techniques that enable us to look deep inside the brain and can help us to understand more about a person's epilepsy and whether, in some cases, they may be suitable for epilepsy surgery.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health, we have developed software EpiNav™ (Epilepsy Navigator) that enables even more sophisticated and accurate brain surgery for epilepsy, which will increase the numbers of people who can become seizure free and reduce the risk of damage to language, memory, movement and vision.