Mark Richardson, Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry has been awarded £36,154 for the project: ,Use of a cortical excitability tracking device for the prediction and treatment of epilepsy.'
Many patients suffering from epilepsy do not respond to anti-epileptic drugs warranting an urgent need for new and effective treatments.Using single pulse electrical stimulation (SPES), Dr Richardson's
group has shown that the brain's electrical response is prolonged and abnormal in the seizure-onset region compared to other areas of the brain and predicts that there might be a detectable, sensitive and specific change in evoked response to SPES prior to seizure onset.
...Dr Richardson was appointed Paul Getty III Professor of Epilepsy in 2007 and is Director of the Institute of Epileptology at King's.He also works as an Honorary Consultant in Neurology at King's College Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.He is an expert in the field of epilepsy and his 64 publications in this and other neurology-related topics have been cited over 936 times. He
is currently funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust, Epilepsy Research Foundation, and Getty Family Foundation