MARTIN J BRODIE, MBChB, MRCP, MD, FRCP
Professor Martin Brodie is Chair of the Scottish Epilepsy Initiative, which has developed and managed the Tea Room since 2010.
He has directed the Epilepsy Unit in the Western Infirmary, in Glasgow, Scotland since 1981. He and his team provide a range of services for people with seizure disorders across the West of Scotland.
He qualified in Medicine at Glasgow University in 1971 and undertook his postgraduate training in London before taking up his present post. His research interests include antiepileptic drug neuropharmacology, randomised clinical trials, prognostic outcome studies, management of epilepsy and factors affecting drug response.
Professor Brodie has published more than 400 books, editorials, chapters, reviews, proceedings and articles in peer reviewed journals. He was secretary and then chair of the Commission on European Affairs of the International League against Epilepsy from 1993 until 2001. He was treasurer of the organisation from 2005 until 2009, having previously been a vice-president from 2001. He set up and chairs the Board of Trustees of the charity, Scottish Epilepsy Initiative.
Martin Brodie has been appointed “Ambassador for Epilepsy” on behalf of the International League against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy. Professor Brodie has received the European Epileptology Award from the Commission on European Affairs of the International League against Epilepsy, The Epilepsy Lifetime Service Award from its UK chapter and the William G Lennox Award from the American Epilepsy Society.