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Professor Shorvon was appointed as a consultant neurologist and clinical academic in 1983. He has run epilepsy and neurology clinics since then and been heavily involved in neurology training and teaching and in research in epilepsy. His clinical work is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and academic work at the UCL Institute of Neurology, both co-located in Queen Square London. His epilepsy clinics specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of adult epilepsy and in establishing the cause of the epilepsy and related conditions. His academic research is in the field of epilepsy and has included work on epidemiology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, magnetic resonance imaging, aetiology and health service policy. He also has worked on the history of neurology, epilepsy and medicine.

He is employed by University College London and is an honorary consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He worked in the NHS from qualification in 1973 until his retirement from the service in 2016, and continues to conduct private clinics at the Hospital and is also engaged in writing, teaching, medico-legal work and honorary work with various organisations and societies.

Read a profile in Lancet Neurology