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Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson

Professor Mark Richardson BMBCh, PhD, FRCP

Head of School (Neuroscience)

Research interests

  • Neuroscience

Biography

My lab studies individuals with epilepsy, focussing on one broad question: why do epileptic seizures start? In collaboration with mathematicians and engineers, we construct models of the human brain using a range of imaging and neurophysiological techniques, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), electroencephalography (EEG), simultaneous EEG-fMRI and simultaneous transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)-EEG. We aim to understand the underlying mechanisms of seizure onset in terms of such models, comparing healthy people with people who have epilepsy. We also examine how antiepileptic drugs alter brain networks. In addition, we are investigating the long-timescale mechanisms of epilepsy, through long-term monitoring of physiological parameters in people with epilepsy, using wearable and implantable sensors. We will use these data to understand why seizures occur at particular times and to forecast seizure onset in real-time.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.

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Key Publications:

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Key Collaborators:

  • Dr Marc Goodfellow, University of Exeter
  • Professor Dr Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, University of Freibrug
  • Dr Ben Brinkmann, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Dr Dean Freestone, Seer Medical, Melbourne

 

News

Professor Mark Richardson Co-Leads New Theme at The Epilepsy Research Institute

The theme Enabling Technologies looks into the prediction and prevention of seizures in epilepsy

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King's College Hospital Chief Officers Visit Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Professor Clive Kay and Dr Leonie Penna met with School of Neuroscience researchers to learn about clinical and academic partnerships.

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Researchers secure funding to study how 'game-changing' technology can improve epilepsy treatment and care

£1.8 Million National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) grant awarded to study how the first ever ultra-long term seizure recorder could help...

epilepsy device

Events

06MarEsther Bell Inaugural

Professor Esther Bell - Inaugural Lecture

Join us in celebrating Professor Esther Bell's inaugural lecture on 'Hopping into Education: from Frogs to Pedagoguese'

06FebSusan Duty inaugural

Professor Susan Duty - Inaugural Lecture

Join us in celebrating Professor Susan Duty's inaugural lecture on 'The Call of Duty: Pharmacology vs Parkinson’s Disease'

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Celebrating Neuroscience Research this Brain Awareness Week

This year, Brain Awareness Week was held from 14 to 22 March 2022. Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for...

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From modelling brain activity to modelling the impacts of COVID-19

A theoretical neurobiologist from King’s College London has applied her skills in analysing brain data to modelling how the COVID-19 pandemic will develop in...

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News

Professor Mark Richardson Co-Leads New Theme at The Epilepsy Research Institute

The theme Enabling Technologies looks into the prediction and prevention of seizures in epilepsy

iStock-881350654-hand-touching-brain-network-connection-sparkly-background-thumb

King's College Hospital Chief Officers Visit Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Professor Clive Kay and Dr Leonie Penna met with School of Neuroscience researchers to learn about clinical and academic partnerships.

KCHvisit2thumbnail

Researchers secure funding to study how 'game-changing' technology can improve epilepsy treatment and care

£1.8 Million National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) grant awarded to study how the first ever ultra-long term seizure recorder could help...

epilepsy device

Events

06MarEsther Bell Inaugural

Professor Esther Bell - Inaugural Lecture

Join us in celebrating Professor Esther Bell's inaugural lecture on 'Hopping into Education: from Frogs to Pedagoguese'

06FebSusan Duty inaugural

Professor Susan Duty - Inaugural Lecture

Join us in celebrating Professor Susan Duty's inaugural lecture on 'The Call of Duty: Pharmacology vs Parkinson’s Disease'

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Celebrating Neuroscience Research this Brain Awareness Week

This year, Brain Awareness Week was held from 14 to 22 March 2022. Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for...

neurons3

From modelling brain activity to modelling the impacts of COVID-19

A theoretical neurobiologist from King’s College London has applied her skills in analysing brain data to modelling how the COVID-19 pandemic will develop in...

from-modelling-brain-activity-to-modelling-impacts-of-covid-19-cropped-1903x558