Ambassadors and Patrons2021-05-16T23:19:24+01:00

Our Ambassadors

The Voice For Epilepsy is working with a wealth of high-profile people, who are keen to help us spread the word about the condition and raise awareness for those who are diagnosed and living with epilepsy across the UK.

Jade Kelsie Wolfenden

Epilepsy is a big part of my life now, I didn’t get diagnosed until after turning twenty-one, not realising that I had been epileptic all my life, but it started out with absence seizures as a child and then tonic clonic ones which I don’t remember having. I used to have these with friends and they not knowing what they were I would be

Sarah Hughes

Sarah has worked in mental health and criminal justice for 30 years. Having initially trained as a social worker, Sarah has managed a range of innovative community and secure services. She also led the research and evaluation of the pioneering First Night in Custody project in Holloway Prison which saw the roll out of these principles across the prison estate supported by the Cabinet

Sarah Gillett

Previously manager of a qualifications authority, Sarah Gillett has been Neurology Academy's Managing Director for 15 years. With over 23 years’ experience of event management and educational development, she has specialised in courses designed to maximise beneficial impact on the NHS. Sarah has taken Neurology Academy from a collection of courses in Parkinson’s to a company that spans multiple neurological conditions, including multiple

Dr Steve Coates

I am a consultant clinical neurophysiologist and CEO of the charity TeleEEG. As a clinical neurophysiologist I help diagnose conditions of the brain and nervous system using electrical techniques. One of the tests I use to help in the diagnosis of epilepsy is electroencephalography (EEG). EEG involves measuring the brain waves of people by applying electrodes to the scalp and recording the electrical

Gavin Woodhall

Professor Gavin Woodhall, Aston University I have been working in the field of epilepsy research since the early 1990s. My laboratory focuses on how epilepsy gets started and then becomes established in the brain, a process we call epileptogenesis. I started my career as a scientist with a degree in Biochemistry at Southampton University, before doing a PhD in Neuroscience with Professors Howard Wheal

Alak Sekhar

I am a neurologist by trade and have been a Consultant Neurologist since 2012. My training in neurology involves experience gained in India and subsequently undergoing formal specialist training in the southwest of UK. My specific interest in the field of Neurology is Stroke, epilepsy and traumatic brain Injury. I see epilepsy patients within my NHS & private works and this includes broad range

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Our Patrons

The Voice For Epilepsy Charity are proud to have the support of the following distinguished patrons who generously give their time to support our work.

Our list of Patrons coming soon…


Few people are actually willing to step up and talk about Epilepsy. We need to make the world aware of the impact Epilepsy has on so many and find a cure. Without a cure, there are far too many people who will never have relief from seizures.

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