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Research Interests

Sukhvir is a consultant paediatric neurologist and Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow. Her primary research and clinical interests are in neuro-immunological diseases of childhood, including autoimmune encephalitis and epilepsy, and acute demyelinating syndromes such as multiple sclerosis. In the laboratory, Sukhvir employs in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological techniques to understand the pathophysiological and epileptogenic actions of human-derived neuronal autoantibodies in rodent models, and the effects of novel treatments. In the clinic, Sukhvir is one of two consultants leading a highly specialised NHS England commissioned service of paediatric onset multiple sclerosis. This clinical role encompasses her clinical research into the use of advanced neurophysiology techniques, i.e., Magnetoencephalography (MEG), to help predict long-term outcomes in children affected with neuro-immunological disorders.

Research Projects/Collaborations

The immune system and epilepsy - exploring unanswered questions

- funded by Epilepsy Research UK

Study of Neuronal Antibodies in Paediatric Epilepsy

- funded by The Wellcome Trust

Predictors of cognitive recovery in paediatric immune-mediated encephalitis

- funded by The Encephalitis Society

MEG and MOG - a new chapter in paediatric neuroimmunology research

- funded by Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital Research Foundation

Teaching Activity

NE3001 Brain Disorders and Disease

IPP7      Independent Prescribing (Cranial Nerves)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Oxford



External positions

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist


  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • paediatric neurology
  • QP Physiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neuroscience

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Antibodies Medicine & Life Sciences
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Pediatrics Medicine & Life Sciences
Epilepsy Medicine & Life Sciences
Seizures Medicine & Life Sciences
Immunotherapy Medicine & Life Sciences
Myelin-Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Medicine & Life Sciences
Encephalitis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

Acquired neuromyotonia in children with CASPR2 and LGI1 antibodies

Surana, S., Kumar, R., Pitt, M., Hafner, P., Mclellan, A., Davidson, J., Prabakhar, P., Vincent, A., Hacohen, Y. & Wright, S., 1 Nov 2019, In : Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 61, 11, p. 1344-1347 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Isaacs Syndrome

Early predictors of epilepsy and subsequent relapse in children with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

Rossor, T., Benetou, C., Wright, S., Duignan, S., Lascelles, K., Robinson, R., Das, K., Ciccarelli, O., Wassmer, E., Hemingway, C., Lim, M. & Hacohen, Y., 7 Feb 2019, In : Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

Neurodevelopmental outcomes in paediatric immune-mediated and autoimmune epileptic encephalopathy

Wright, S. K. & Wood, A. G., 20 Dec 2019, In : European Journal of Paediatric Neurology.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Brain Diseases
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Disease Course and Treatment Responses in Children With Relapsing Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-Associated Disease

Hacohen, Y., Wong, Y. Y., Lechner, C., Jurynczyk, M., Wright, S., Konuskan, B., Kalser, J., Poulat, A. L., Maurey, H., Ganelin-Cohen, E., Wassmer, E., Hemingway, C., Forsyth, R., Hennes, E. M., Leite, M. I., Ciccarelli, O., Anlar, B., Hintzen, R., Marignier, R., Palace, J. & 5 others, Baumann, M., Rostásy, K., Neuteboom, R., Deiva, K. & Lim, M., 2018, In : JAMA neurology. 75, 4, p. 478-487

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myelin-Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein
Mycophenolic Acid
Optic Neuritis

Endocrinopathies in paediatric-onset neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder with aquaporin 4 (AQP4) antibody

Hacohen, Y., Messina, S., Gan, H-W., Wright, S., Chandratre, S., Leite, M. I., Fallon, P., Vincent, A., Ciccarelli, O., Wassmer, E., Lim, M., Palace, J. & Hemingway, C., 1 Apr 2018, In : Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 24, 5, p. 679-684 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Aquaporin 4
Neuromyelitis Optica
Morbid Obesity