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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

Award Date: 3 Feb 2015

MBBS

Award Date: 27 Jul 2001

BSc

Award Date: 1 Sep 1998

External positions

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Keywords

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

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Research Output

Abolishing spontaneous epileptiform activity in human brain tissue through AMPA receptor inhibition

Wright, S. K., Wilson, M. A., Walsh, R., Lo, W. B., Mundil, N., Agrawal, S., Philip, S., Seri, S., Greenhill, S. D. & Woodhall, G. L., 1 Jun 2020, In : Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 7, 6, p. 883-890 8 p.

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  • In vivo Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Neurological Disorders: Animal Models and Potential Implications

    Giannoccaro, M. P., Wright, S. K. & Vincent, A., 5 Feb 2020, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 10, 1394.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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