Meet the AEP team – Rachel Hughes

Meet Rachel Hughes, Australian Epilepsy Project’s Clinical Research Coordinator. She has a background in psychology, mental health, and interventional psychiatric research. And is passionate about translational, innovative, best practice research. What is your role at the AEP?  I helped set up the recruitment processes and protocols for participant referral into the AEP. I am also…

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Epilepsy in the news

Epilepsy Smart Launches national Health program Epilepsy Smart Australia recently launched its new national health program providing streamlined support, education, and training services with a focus on previously under-serviced communities, to improve access for everyone. This new initiative aims to bring the best knowledge and resources under one roof, improving support services for those living…

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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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