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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Purple Day 2021

Happy Purple Day! Friday the 26th of March, a day for Epilepsy Awareness.  Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness which was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada, who was motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy.  Her aim was to get people talking about the condition and…

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Australian Epilepsy Project receives record investment from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund

Fewer seizures, fewer deaths and better quality of life for people living with epilepsy are set to become a reality through the Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP) which has received $30 million from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund.  Read Minister Hunt’s press release here.   The AEP will provide a national network of community…

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Welcome 2021

Happy New Year! AEP steps into 2021 committed to deliver on it’s promises to change the lives of people living with Epilepsy. We patiently await the annoucement from the MRFF regarding funding. Our team conintues to refine the path to fewer seizures, fewer deaths and better lives.  

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Merry Christmas from the team at AEP

The AEP team were finally together again for the first time since March!   An unprecedented year called for an unprecedented Latino inspired Christmas celebration!   Wishing all our AEP supporters and their families a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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2020 AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award – Professor Graeme Jackson

The Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) supports more than 800 researchers in hospital departments, three University of Melbourne departments and four independent research institutes at the vibrant Austin precinct. The AMRF fosters interactions between researchers and clinicians to ensure the best outcome for patients. Support enables established researchers to explore innovative ideas and encourages tomorrow’s…

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Scientific Merit Award-Congratulations Remika

Congratulations Remika!    As with many events in 2020, the Epilepsy Society of Australia scientific meeting with was held virtually in early November.    Many of our AEP researchers presented their latest research. It was inspiring to see the dedication of Australian researchers continually striving for a deeper understanding of Epilepsy management even in this most difficult year…

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Walk for Epilepsy final results

The 2020 Walk for Epilepsy is complete, the final total kilometers logged was close to 80,000 – that is three times around the coastline of Australia – twice more than what the Epilepsy Foundation of Australia had hoped!  Collectively we have helped raise over $295,000 to support people living with epilepsy in Australia. We know…

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