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, as well as Experts by Experience. 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 Kate Baker
BA (Hons) MBPhD MRCPCH
Senior Research Associate, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge

Dr Simon Keller
BSc MSc PhD FHEA FAS
Senior Lecturer, Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool

Prof Andrew Trevelyan
DPhil MB BCh MA
Professor of Network Neuroscience, Newcastle University

Ms Torie Robinson (Expert by Experience)
Founder of Epilepsy Sparks & International Public Speaker

Prof Markus Reuber
MD PhD FRCP
Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Sheffield & Consultant Neurologist Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Gavin Woodhall
BSc PhD
Professor of Neuropharmacology, Aston University

Prof 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

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

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

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.