Professor Simon Shorvon

Professor in Clinical Neurology & Consultant Neurologist



Simon Shorvon is Professor in Clinical Neurology and Clinical Sub-dean at the Institute of Neurology (ION), University College London (UCL) and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, London (appointed in 1983).


Other current appointments include:

  • Chairman, Medical Committee, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (2010-present)
  • Harveian Librarian and member of Council, Royal College of Physicians (July 2012-)
  • President  ILAE British Chapter of ILAE (2011-)
  • Guarantor of Brain (1998-present)

  • Previous appointments include:

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)
  • Jt Editor-in-Chief of EPILEPSIA
  • Chairmanship of the University Department of Clinical Neurology
  • Member of the Medical Panel of the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA)
  • Non-Exec Director of the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital NHS Trust
  • Visiting Professorships Universities of Auckland, Keele, Melbourne and Singapore

  • Prizes include:

  • 2011 - TS Srinivasan Award (a prize awarded by the TS Srinivasan Foundation for Lifetime Achievement in neurological research)
  • 2010 - Lennox Prize (an annual prize awarded by the American Epilepsy Society for lifetime contribution to epilepsy and epilepsy research).
  • 2008 - European Epileptology Prize (a prize awarded every two years by the ILAE Commission on European Affairs for lifetime contribution to epilepsy and epilepsy research in Europe)
  • 2000 - Gopalakrishna Foundation endowment for Lifetime Achievement
  • 1995 - Ambassador for Epilepsy award, by the ILAE


  • His main clinical and research interests are in epilepsy. He runs neurology and epilepsy clinics at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. His research in epilepsy has been largely in the fields of epidemiology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, magnetic resonance imaging, status epilepticus and genetics.




    Treatment of Epilepsy
    (Third Edition, 2009)

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    Neurology: A Queen Square
    Textbook 2009

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    International League Against
    Epilepsy 1909-2009 (2009)

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    Epilepsy
    (in the Oxford Neurology
    Library Series; 2009)

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    The Epilepsies 3
    (2009)

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    Handbook of Epilepsy
    Treatment
    (2nd Edition, 2005)

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    Status Epilepticus
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    Understanding Epilepsy;
    (2006 & 2009)

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    The Treatment of Epilepsy
    (Second Edition, 2004)

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    Handbook of the Treatment
    of Epilepsy
    (Third edition, 2010)

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    The Causes of Epilepsy.
    Common and Uncommon
    Causes in Adults and
    Children (2011)

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    Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizure
    (2013)

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    The beginning of the end of the falling sickness: epilepsy in London 1860-1910
    (2012)

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