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Hugh Simpson is a neurologist and neuroscientist with a particular interest electrical brain stimulation for neurological disorders. He completed his medical degree at the University of Qld, and PhD at the Queensland Brain Institute in Brisbane, before moving to Melbourne for advanced training in neurology. He has completed clinical fellowships across the Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospitals in Melbourne, as well as more recently at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Research interests

  • Electrical brain stimulation for epilepsy
    • Deep brain stimulation
    • Cortical and responsive neurostimulation
    • Vagus nerve stimulation
    • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders
  • Epilepsy Surgery & stereo EEG
  • Quantitative EEG research
  • Machine learning and AI in neurology & neuroscience

Supervision interests

Hugh Simpson is interested in supervising PhD, honours, and summer student projects in the above areas

Clinical activities

Hugh Simpson has a clinical role as a visiting medical officer at Alfred Health

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

Neuroscience, PhD, The development of retinotectal maps, University of Queensland

Award Date: 22 Jun 2012

Medicine, MBBS, University of Queensland

Award Date: 16 Dec 2005

External positions

VMO, Alfred Hospital

22 Aug 2022 → …

Research Collaborator, Mayo Clinic

13 Jul 2022 → …

Research area keywords

  • Deep brain stiumlation surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • epilepsy, seizure, EEG, semiology
  • Movement disorders
  • Tremor
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Neurophysiology
  • Cortical and subcortical areas

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