MEET THE FACULTY

Professor Heather Angus-Leppan


Programme Director

Professor Heather Angus-Leppan trained in Sydney, Oxford and Cardiff and is Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy Lead at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London, and National Lead for Stratifed Medicine for Neurology for the Clinical Research Network.

Professor Martin Brodie

Professor Martin Brodie has directed the Epilepsy Unit in Glasgow, Scotland since 1981. He has published more than 500 editorials, chapters, reviews, and scientific papers. He was secretary and then chair of the Commission on European Affairs (CEA) of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) from 1993 until 2001.

Professor Helen Cross

Professor Helen Cross is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Head of the Developmental Neuroscience Research and Teaching Department at UCL- Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London and Young Epilepsy, Lingfield, UK.

Professor Robert Fisher

Dr. Fisher is Maslah Saul MD Professor and Director of the Stanford Epilepsy Center. He had research awards from the Klingenstein Foundation, EF, CURE and NIH. He published 160 peer-reviewed articles and 4 books. He was named 1996-2020 in Best Doctors in America.

Dr Günter Krämer

Günter Kramer (*1952 in Germany) studied psychology (up until his pre-diploma examination) and medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany). After his licensure (1977), he completed his specialist training and doctorate at the university’s hospital.

Professor John Paul Leach

After qualifying in medicine from Glasgow, JP had several training posts in his native city, culminating in his MD thesis in 1997 on the pharmacology and mechanisms of action of the new antiepileptic drugs. He had a six-year spell in Liverpool’s Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery training in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

Dr Tejal Mitchell

Dr Tejal Mitchell completed medical and neurological training in London, and gained specialist training in epilepsy and EEG in Australia. She completed a PhD at the Epilepsy Unit at the Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, looking at different MRI techniques in brain development and epilepsy.

Kim Morley

Kim is a registered midwife, registered nurse, independent nurse prescriber and advanced clinical practitioner. She specializes in antiepileptic drug prescribing management & all aspects of epilepsy.

Professor Ley Sander

Ley Sander is Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epilepsy and Honorary Consultant Neurologist with a specialist interest in epilepsy. In this role, he has approximately 1,200 people with epilepsy under his neurological care.

Professor Bettina Schmitz

Bettina Schmitz is head of the Department of Neurology and Center for Epilepsy at the Vivantes-Humboldt-Klinikum in Berlin. She holds a professorship in Neurology at the Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Michael Sperling

Professor Sperling is the Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Professor Shakila Thangaratinam

Shakila Thangaratinam is a professor of maternal and perinatal health at University of Birmingham. As Consultant Obstetrician she is involved in the care of high-risk mothers at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Torbjörn Tomson

Torbjörn Tomson is Professor of Neurology and Epileptology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and head of the Epilepsy Section at the Department of Neurology at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.

Professor Eugen Trinka, MD, MSc, FRCP

Dr. Eugen Trinka is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology, Christian Doppler University Hospital at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria. He is also Vice Director of the Christian Doppler University Hospital.

Vicente Villanueva

Professor Vicente Villanueva is a neurologist at the Neurology Service in Hospital La Fe, Valencia, where he became a staff member in 2004.