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ProjectEpilepsy Mortality in Ireland

Who? Dr Yvonne Langan; St James’s Hospital/ Trinity College in collaboration with HRB

Years funded: 2020+ (Ongoing)


Project: An Analysis of the Current Implementation and Societal Impact of Group 1 and Group 2 Driving Restrictions in both Newly Diagnosed and Established Patients with Epilepsy

Who? Prof Norman Delanty; Beaumont Hospital/ RCSI

Years funded: 2020-2021


Project: The microbiome as an environmental trigger for autoimmune epilepsy

Who? Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri; RCSI;

Years funded: 2018 – 2021


Project: Co-producing health and well-being in partnership with patients, families and communities: The role of the epilepsy patient portal

Who? Dr Mary Fitzsimons; RCSI

Years funded: 2018 – 2020


ProjectMicroRNAs in the mechanism of ketogenic diet therapies and as biomarkers in paediatric epilepsy

Who? Prof David Henshall; RCSI;

Years funded: 2016 – 2019


Project: Can Dogs Predict Epileptic Seizures

Who? Dr. Neil Powell; Queens University Belfast

Years funded: 2017


Project: Epilepsy Deaths Register for Ireland

Who? UCC/ Sheffield University;

Years funded: 2015+ (Ongoing)


Project: MicroRNA Biofluid Profiles as Molecular Diagnostics for Response to the Antiepileptic Drug Leveteracitam

Who? Sinead Heavin; RCSI

Years funded: 2014 – 2016


Project: The Collaborative Development of an Evidence-based Educational Resource for Self-disclosure Strategies for People With Epilepsy

Who? Dr Naomi Elliott; Trinity College Dublin;

Years funded: 2014 – 2016


Project: An evaluation of the role of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and the impact on patient quality of life.

Who? Prof Agnes Higgins; Trinity College Dublin

Years funded: 2013 – 2016


Project: Demystify the veil of secrecy: a mixed method inquiry of parent-child dialogue about epilepsy and its associated stigma.

Who? Dr Veronica Lambert; Dublin City University

Years funded: 2013- 2016


Project: Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis of hippocampus from patients with pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy;

Who? Prof David Henshall; RCSI

Years funded: 2012 -2013


Project: A pharmacogenomic study of chronic refractory epilepsy

Who? Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri; RCSI

Years funded: 2010 – 2012


Project: Baroreflex sensitivity in individuals with epilepsy: Does it play a role in SUDEP?

Who? Dr Yvonne Langan; St James’s Hospital

Years funded: 2010 – 2012


ProjectHeritability of cognitive endophenotypes in temporal lobe epilepsy

Who? Dr Teresa Burke; University College Dublin

Years funded: 2010 – 2011


Project: The Prevalence of Epilepsy in Ireland Study

Who? Dr Christine Linehan; University College Dublin;

Years funded: 2009