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Professor Patrick Kwan 

Department of Neuroscience research groups - Kwan Lab

Patrick is a Professor in the Van Cleef Centre for Nervous Diseases, Department of Neuroscience, within the Central Clinical School, and Consultant Neurologist and Head of the Epilepsy Clinic at Alfred Health.

He is a medical specialist in neurology and an international authority in epileptology and antiepileptic drug development. 

Professor Kwan’s research portfolio encompasses both applied basic science and clinical aspects to improve the treatment outcomes of epilepsy. His research is focused on understanding the effects of long term treatment, identifying factors that affect outcomes, mechanisms of drug resistance, identifying novel molecular targets for the treatment and prevention of epilepsy and translating research findings into the practice of personalized medicine for epilepsy.


Research area keywords

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Drug Development

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2001 2020

Psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in an inpatient video-monitoring epilepsy cohort

McCartney, L., Johnstone, B., O'Brien, T., Kwan, P., Kalincik, T., Velakoulis, D. & Malpas, C., Feb 2020, In : Epilepsy & Behavior. 103, 8 p., 106631.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Abbreviated assessment of psychopathology in patients with suspected seizure disorders

Malpas, C. B., Wang D., A., Leong, M., Johnstone, B., Rayner, G., Kalincik, T., Kwan, P., O'Brien, T. J. & Velakoulis, D., 1 Nov 2019, In : Epilepsy & Behavior. 100, 8 p., 106530.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Author response: Sleep-disordered breathing among patients admitted for inpatient video-EEG monitoring

Sivathamboo, S., O'Brien, T. J., Goldin, J., Perucca, P., Kwan, P. & Velakoulis, D., 5 Nov 2019, In : Neurology. 93, 19, p. 864-865 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Bilateral volume reduction in posterior hippocampus in psychosis of epilepsy

Allebone, J., Kanaan, R., Maller, J., O'Brien, T., Mullen, S. A., Cook, M., Adams, S. J., Vogrin, S., Vaughan, D. N., Connelly, A., Kwan, P., Berkovic, S. F., D'Souza, W. J., Jackson, G., Velakoulis, D. & Wilson, S. J., 16 May 2019, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 90, 6, p. 688-694 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Commentary on “Do neurologists agree in diagnosing drug resistance in adults with focal epilepsy?”

Kwan, P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Epilepsia. 60, 6, p. 1124-1125 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review