Epilepsy Tasmania believes research is the key to answering questions about epilepsy, so we actively support research into epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.
We also encourage our Friends who have epilepsy to participate in research for better health outcomes, treatment and ultimately a cure, including these two national registers:
We are currently funding two research projects of our own that have been made possible through generous bequests:
- Australian Scientist of the Year (2014) Professor Sam Berkovic is researching into children’s epilepsy.
- A collaborative programme between St Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Centre for Population Health and Curtin University is researching into SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy).
Epilepsy Tasmania has an endowment fund that enables us to facilitate further research programmes. We encourage medical researchers with an interest in epilepsy to get in touch with us.