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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, Autoimmune epilepsies and encephalopathies of childhood, University of Oxford

Award Date: 3 Feb 2015

MBBS, Royal Free and University College Medical School

Award Date: 27 Jul 2001

BSc, Intercalated BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology, UCL - University College London

Award Date: 1 Sept 1998

External positions

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital


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


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