Professor of Paediatric Epilepsy
Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Variety Club and Evelina Children's Hospitals

Experiences as a student at Cambridge steered me towards paediatrics and neurodisability. Ten years later as a London School of Hygiene alumnus I found myself in rural India working with children with epilepsy and writing my PhD thesis around the whole endeavour. After completing clinical training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, I applied for a postdoctoral position in statistical genetics at Columbia University with the intention of unravelling the complex genetics of the childhood epilepsies. With the help of NIH funding and an international consortium we reported the first susceptibility gene for common idiopathic epilepsy in 2003. At King’s we will have the unprecedented capacity to translate our genetic discoveries into mechanistic understanding and novel interventions for epilepsy and its associated neurological issues. We share the goal of "no seizures, no side effects" and welcome students and trainees who want to get involved in this program.