Epilepsy in CP advert

Summary

This project aims to investigate the effects of comorbid epilepsy on children with cerebral palsy. The project will investigate the characteristics, clinical and imaging risk factors, quality of life, genetic causes, and surgical management options of epilepsy in children with CP. This project has a translational aspect and would be used to develop a clinical programme for children with CP and epilepsy to improve health care delivery and outcome. This project would be supervised by Prof Russell Dale (Professor of Paediatric Neurology) and Dr Kavitha Kothur (epilepsy expert and neurologist) in conjunction with Dr Sarah McIntyre (Cerebral Palsy Alliance researcher). This project would be suitable for an enthusiastic Medical/Medical science student who wants to do higher degree research (Masters or PhD) and develop an interest or pursue a career in neurology, neurodisability or neuroscience. This research programme will provide opportunities to improve network and advance a career and train in research methodology. It is expected the candidate will be competitive for a scholarship during the higher degree research period.

Supervisor(s)

Professor Russell Dale

Research Location

Westmead - Childrens Hospital at Westmead Clinical School

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This project aims to investigate the effects of comorbid epilepsy on children with cerebral palsy. The project will investigate the characteristics, clinical and imaging risk factors, quality of life, genetic causes, and surgical management options of epilepsy in children with CP. This study will include retrospective data collection, clinical radiological phenotyping, data linkage; questionnaire based qualitative study, statistical analysis and presentation/ publication in relevant meetings/conferences. This study will be conducted at Kids Neuroscience centre, The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

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Keywords

epilepsy, child health, Cerebral Palsy

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2686

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