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Tumour associated epilepsy

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Epilepsy Surgery


Andrew Neal, MBBS, BMedSci, FRACP, PhD is a consultant neurologist, epileptologist and clinical research fellow. Andrew has current clinical appointments at Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) and Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). He is a research fellow of Monash University and honorary research fellow of Melbourne University. Andrew completed neurology training and an epilepsy fellowship at RMH/SVHM.


He completed a PhD (RMH/Melbourne University) in 2018 examining clinical and molecular factors associated with tumour associated epilepsy. During his PhD, Andrew designed and commenced two multi-centre, international phase II RCTs which examine targeted treatment for glioma associated epilepsy (PEGASUS). He is the chief investigator of these ongoing trials.


In 2018 Andrew completed a 12 month stereo-EEG fellowship in Lyon, France where he gained expertise in SEEG and quantitative techniques for SEEG signal analysis. He is now leading the SEEG programs at Alfred and StV and founded a multi-site SEEG Clinical-research program. Andrew is currently supervising PhD candidates, Honours students and junior doctors undertaking SEEG based projects.


His major research interests are brain tumour associated epilepsy, stereo electro-encephalography and epilepsy surgery.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Stereo-electroencephalography, Post-doctoral fellowship, Lyon Neuroscience Research Centre

Award Date: 16 Jan 2019

PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 15 May 2018

FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Award Date: 17 Aug 2016

MBBS, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 2007

BMedSci, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 2005

External positions

Epilepsy Research Fellow, Lyon Neuroscience Research Centre

1 Feb 201815 Jan 2019

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

1 Jan 2017 → …

Research area keywords

  • Epilepsy
  • Tumour associated epilepsy
  • Glutamate
  • 7T MRI
  • Clinical Trials
  • epilepsy, seizure, EEG, semiology
  • glioma
  • Stereo-EEG


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