How does the Encephalitis Society support research?

Throughout Encephalitis Research Month, we will be talking about all things encephalitis research: why is research important, what the Encephalitis Society does to help research, as well as highlighting some of the key research figures and projects.

We nurture and inspire the next generation of researchers and clinicians

Our support for the next generation of researchers and clinicians is critical to ensure a future community of encephalitis experts. We fund and support students, junior doctors and professionals allied to medicine to further their knowledge, expertise, dedication and commitment for the ultimate benefit of the patients.

Here are just a few examples:

  • We supported Dr Emily Talbot’s doctoral research thesis into the quality of life of children and adolescents following encephalitis illness. Dr Emily Talbot is now Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Paediatric Neuropsychology Service at Nottingham University Hospital and her specific clinical and research interests are in encephalitis and epilepsy in childhood, and paediatric acquired brain injury.

  • We supported Dr Thomas Miller’s PhD on anti-VGKC antibody encephalitis. Dr Thomas Miller is now a Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London pursuing further research into autoimmune types of encephalitis.

  • We supported Dr Tehmina Bharucha, an Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in London to travel to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Conference in Maryland and spend several weeks at the Infections of the Nervous System Section at the National Institute for Health. Dr Bharucha is now undertaking a DPhil in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, focusing on identifying biomarkers of Japanese encephalitis virus.

June is Encephalitis Research Month.

And to celebrate, The Big Give is offering to DOUBLE every donation we receive this month - so for every £1 that is donated, we will receive another £1 on top.

Any money raised will go towards our Encephalitis Research Month appeal and projects which support researchers around the world.

If you would like to double your donation to the Encephalitis Society, visit the Big Give website.

Double your Donation