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Members of the Neurology Unit study the disorders of the brain that are common in adults and children such as epilepsy, stroke, headache, sleep disorders, learning difficulties, cognitive function, myopathies and Parkinson’s disease. We are a mixed group of researchers and we each use very different methods ranging from genomics, epigenetics, behavioural science, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, mathematical modeling, electrical stimulation and biochemistry. Our common thread is that we conduct our research directly with patients, and many of us are also neurologists in one of the Kings Health Partners’ trust hospitals.

Our work makes a big impact for patients and the NHS. For example, we are developing new treatments for migraine headache, one of the most common brain conditions in the world; and using single brain cell stimulation to make epilepsy surgery more effective. Find out more by exploring the links to individual research groups.

Here you will find a very collegial atmosphere of senior scientists and young researchers working in small multidisciplinary teams. We have a weekly seminar series where we discuss work in progress and often invite leaders in the field to explain their science to us. We encourage prospective PhD students and postdoctoral workers to get in touch, and we often host BSc and MBBS students for their projects or special study modules.

Research groups

Cortical Plasticity (Finnerty Lab)
Dr Gerald Finnerty

Epilepsy - Childhood
Professor Deb Pal

Epilepsy - Adult
Professor Mark Richardson

Professor Peter Goadsby and Dr Phillip Holland

Neurodegeneration imaging
Dr Marios Politis

Professor Kallol Ray Chaudhuri

Population neurology
Professor Leone Ridsdale

Anthony Strong Lab Group

Anthony Strong

The SMILE Study
Professor Leone Ridsdale

Stroke and brain injury (COSMOS Lab)
Dr Michael O'Sullivan

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