SAC membership

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) advises Epilepsy Research UK on all scientific matters. The Committee consists of epilepsy experts from various scientific disciplines and also two lay members. The Committee advises the Trustees on grant applications and fellowship awards, recommends research priorities and monitors the progress of research supported by the charity. The quorum number for the SAC is seven.

The current members of Epilepsy Research UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee are:

Dr Seo-Kyung Chung
BSc DipSci PhD
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Neuroscience, Swansea University Medical School

Dr Manju Kurian 
BA MBBChir MA MRCPCH PhD
NIHR Research Professor & Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Prof John Terry 
BSc PhD
Professor of Biomedical Modelling, University of Exeter

Prof Hannah Cock 
BSc MBBS MD
Consultant Neurologist & Professor of Epilepsy and Medical Education at St George’s University Hospital

Dr Andrew Bagshaw 
BSc MSc PhD
Reader in Imaging Neuroscience, University of Birmingham

Mr Alasdair Ball 
BA (Hons) MBA
Head of Collection Management, The British Library

Professor Michael Cousin 
BSc, PhD
Chair of Neuronal Cell Biology & Preclinical Director of Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, University of Edinburgh

Mrs Anne Coxon
MSc
Currently studying for a health psychology doctorate

Professor Mark Cunningham
BSc PhD
Senior Lecturer in Neuronal Dynamics, Newcastle University

Professor Bruno Frenguelli (Chair)
BSc PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Warwick

Dr John Livingston
MBChB FRCP FRCPH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Matthew Walker (ex-officio as Chair of Trustees)
MA MB BChir FRCP PhD
Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy and Professor of Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.