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Professor Mike Kerr to receive Excellence award


We are very happy to announce that the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) ‘Excellence in Epilepsy Award’ for 2019 has been awarded to Professor Mike Kerr, who is a Trustee and vice-chair of SUDEP Action. The accolade is for lifetime achievement in the field of epilepsy.

Professor Kerr specialises in managing epilepsy in people with intellectual disabilities (ID), as well as the assessment and treatment of epilepsy and psychiatric disorder. He is also a holder of the ‘Ambassador in Epilepsy Award’ from the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

Professor Kerr will be presented with the award at the ILAE British Branch Scientific Meeting in October this year.

Mike has been closely associated with initiatives in improving the public health of people with an intellectual disability including developing the Cardiff Health Check, which is used across England and Wales. His presence at SUDEP Action events, such the National Conference, APPGE and Prevent21 Summit, have been really important to the Charity. We’re delighted that Mike and his work is being recognised with this Excellence Award.” commented Jane Hanna OBE, CEO SUDEP Action.

Professor Mike Kerr studied medicine in Bristol (UK), General Practice in York and Psychiatry in Cardiff. His clinical practice is in the epilepsies associated with learning disability, and in the assessment and treatment of epilepsy and psychiatric disorder. Academically, he has published widely on healthcare, epilepsy and intellectual disability and held research grants from many funding bodies.