Epilepsy Research UK is exclusively dedicated to driving and enabling a national programme of life changing, life saving research into the diagnosis, causes and clinical management of epilepsy and associated conditions.

To find out more about our funded research click on each of the themes below

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DISCOVERING THE CAUSES

We have invested over £2.1million in research to discover the causes of epilepsy…

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EPILEPSY IN CHILDHOOD

There are approximately 65,000 children with epilepsy in the UK…

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IMPROVING SEIZURE CONTROL

There are over 40 different types of seizure, and it is estimated that 30% of people with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures…

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EXPLORING NEW TREATMENTS

30% of people with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures that do not respond to medication…

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ACHIEVING EARLIER DIAGNOSIS

Epilepsy can be difficult to diagnose as other conditions often cause similar symptoms…

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REDUCING RISK IN PREGNANCY

Research funded by Epilepsy Research UK has led to changes in policy and clinical practice…

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PREVENTING EPILEPSY RELATED DEATHS & SUDEP

We have invested over £1 million into research to prevent epilepsy-related deaths…

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TACKLING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH EPILEPSY

We have invested over £1.4 million in research to tackle the conditions associated with epilepsy…

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NEURODEVELOPMENT AND AUTISM IN EPILEPSY

We are working with charity partners to co-fund research into neurodisabilities associated with epilepsy…

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Research involving humans

All relevant regulatory and ethical approvals are required if an ERUK-funded study involving human participants is funded.

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Research involving animals

As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), Epilepsy Research UK supports the principle of using animals in research. We believe it should only be used when there is no alternative but that it is an important part of the research process which helps to advance understanding of serious health conditions and to develop better treatments.

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Promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of people with epilepsy and associated conditions

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Developing the next generation of epilepsy researchers and capacity building the epilepsy research environment

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Accelerating innovations for people with epilepsy by supporting research that will influence clinical practice and health policy

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