Welcome to the AEP Team

Since funding was announced in January 2021, we have been busy building the AEP Central team.  Below are the brief bio’s of 4 new team members. Welcome Marty, Jodie, Laura and Bahman to the AEP family.     Marty Bryant – Research Assistant Marty is a research assistant in the Epilepsy Imaging Group at the Florey. Having retrained in psychology, with honours in neuroscience, his experience in electroencephalography (EEG) and brain imaging is further…

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AEP on ABC 7.30 Report

Recently Chief investigator – Graeme Jackson, Lived Experience Ambassadors – Rachel Vella and Wally Lewis and pilot study participant – Caroline Kedulka completed a day of filming with the team from ABCs 7.30 Report. Stay tuned for details on when the story will air on ABC   Spread the word, if you have not already.…

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The Submission date is here!

The team at the AEP has been working hard for the last 12 months in anticipation of this very date! On Monday 29th June we will submit our proposal to the Department of Industry to bid for up to $100M of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding to commence the Australian Epilepsy Project. Successful applicants…

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My experience through the AEP Pilot Journey

Participant AG, a 42 year old female with refractory epilepsy, went through the AEP Pilot testing protocol and shares her feedback after the testing journey.   “I visited my usual neurologist at the Austin for my refractory epilepsy and he referred me to the Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP) Pilot project. I have been experiencing constant…

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COVID-19 and the AEP

While COVID dominates out thoughts, people still become ill with serious Neurological disorders. If people have a seizure, or seizures are not controlled, it is important that they still get investigated and treated in the best way possible, in a timely manner and in a safe environment. Delays can have serious long-term consequences.

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Celebrating Purple Day!

26th March is Purple Day, global initiative dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy. Each year on this date people around the world are invited to wear purple and host or get involved in local epilepsy initiatives and events. This year, Purple Day looks a little different, with social distancing measures and restrictions on public gatherings due…

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An invitation to ‘Get Down’ for Epilepsy!

  Uncertainty is one of the biggest factors impacting quality of life for people with epilepsy. A joint research project between Seer Medical and the University of Melbourne aimed at developing better epilepsy technology is asking for people to participate in the #GetDownForEpilepsy challenge. Download the Get Down app and get in on this fun challenge…

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Building the team

Over the last month we’ve been building the AEP team to support our pilot studies. Olivia Lavalette has joined us as Clinical Trials Coordinator. She has experience working in Phase 1-3 trials in Australia and the UK. Olivia has a Neuroscience background and currently specializes in epilepsy trials at Austin Health. We’re also pleased to welcome…

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