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Prof Helen Cross

UCL Institute of Child Health

Neurosciences Unit, The Wolfson Centre

Mecklenburgh Square, UCL

London

WC1N 2AP

Biography

Professor Helen Cross is the Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy at UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and Young Epilepsy, Lingfield, UK. She has keen research interests in early onset complex epilepsy, especially outcomes and the role of intervention, particularly surgery and the ketogenic diet. She has published more than 130 peer reviewed primary research articles and 50 review articles. She has also edited four books, including a definitive childhood epilepsy text and a ketogenic diet cookery book, as well as written more than 40 chapters. She was a Chair of the ILAE Commission for Paediatrics 2005-2009, a Co-Chair of the ILAE Task Force for the Global Campaign and a member of the ILAE Commission for European Affairs, in which she chaired the sub commission for education 2009-2013. She was a Chair of the ILAE Task Force for Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery 2001-2013. She was a Clinical Advisor to the 2012 review of the NICE guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of the Epilepsies in adults and children, as well as a Chair of the Trustees of Epilepsy Research UK 2005-2011. She is currently elected Secretary General of the ILAE 2013-2017, a Clinical Advisor to the national Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service and Chair of the Steering Committee for the BPNA Paediatric Epilepsy Training Courses.

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Available Projects:

Integration of electrical encephalography (EEG) and brain near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure electrical activity, oxygenation and haemodynamic changes in human epilepsy

Developing Motion Insensitive Measurements of Epileptic Activity Across Spatial and Temporal Scales Using EEG and Fast fMRI