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Research interests


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 helping coordinate the development of a multi-site Melbourne Clinical-Research SEEG program and is on the organising committee of the 2019 Australian SEEG Training Course.


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

Education/Academic qualification

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

PhD, University of Melbourne

FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

MBBS, University of Melbourne

BMedSci, University of Melbourne

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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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2010 2019

Epileptogenicity in tuberous sclerosis complex: A stereoelectroencephalographic study

Neal, A., Ostrowsky-Coste, K., Jung, J., Lagarde, S., Maillard, L., Kahane, P., Touraine, R., Catenoix, H., Montavont, A., Isnard, J., Arzimanoglou, A., Bartolomei, F., Guenot, M. & Rheims, S., 20 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Epilepsia. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Glutamate weighted imaging contrast in gliomas with 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging

Neal, A., Moffat, B. A., Stein, J. M., Nanga, R. P. R., Desmond, P., Shinohara, R. T., Hariharan, H., Glarin, R., Drummond, K., Morokoff, A., Kwan, P., Reddy, R., O'Brien, T. J. & Davis, K. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 22, 11 p., 101694.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Resective surgery in tuberous Sclerosis complex, from Penfield to 2018: A critical review

Ostrowsky-Coste, K., Neal, A., Guenot, M., Ryvlin, P., Bouvard, S., Bourdillon, P., Jung, J., Catenoix, H., Montavont, A., Isnard, J., Arzimanoglou, A. & Rheims, S., 1 Mar 2019, In : Revue Neurologique. 175, 3, p. 163-182 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Characteristics of motor vehicle crashes associated with seizure: Car crash semiology

Neal, A., Carne, R., Odell, M., Ballek, D., D'Souza, W. J. & Cook, M. J., 18 Sep 2018, In : Neurology. 91, 12, p. e1102-e1111 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Efficacy and tolerability of adjuvant lacosamide: The role of clinical characteristics and mechanisms of action of concomitant AEDs

Neal, A., D'Souza, W., Hepworth, G., Lawn, N., Cook, M. & Nikpour, A., 1 Mar 2018, In : Epilepsy & Behavior. 80, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access