COVID-19 and encephalitis 

Here are our podcasts on COVID-19 and encephalitis.

COVID-19 and encephalitis

Our panel of experts – Dr Ava Easton, Professor Tom Solomon and Dr Lance Turtle – answer your questions about coronavirus and encephalitis.

Recorded March 2020.

COVID-19 and Neurology

Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society, and Dr Mark Ellul, Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, discuss the neurological symptoms of Covid-19.

Recorded April 2020.

COVID-19 vaccines and encephalitis

Professor Tom Solomon and Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society, answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccinations and encephalitis.

Recorded 28th January, 2021.

The COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study

We are delighted to welcome back Professor Benedict Michael to The Encephalitis Podcast.

Ben talks to host Dr Ava Easton about the COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study – a £2.3 million research study looking in the acute neurological and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19.

Recorded November 2022.

Mental Health and Encephalitis

Welcome to a special World Encephalitis Day edition of the Encephalitis Podcast.

Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society, is joined by Dr Thomas Pollak, from Kings College London, and Dr Jesus Ramirez-Bermudez, of the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico, to talk about some two new important research papers around mental health and encephalitis.

An important note for our viewers and listeners: this podcast will be touching on some difficult areas, including more broad mental health issues and difficult topics such as self-harm and suicide.

If this is something which may lead to difficult emotions for you or for someone you know, please know that our support team are here to help and can be reached on or by calling +44(0)1653 699599.

Also, in the links to this episode, you will find some resources which we have put together around mental health which we believe will be helpful to anyone affected by encephalitis and also their family and friends.

This includes links to useful organisations around the world, a factsheet on mental health and lots of sources of support and information.

For more information about World Encephalitis Day on Wednesday, 22nd February, please visit For information about mental health and encephalitis, visit Mental health and encephalitis – Encephalitis International.

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