Dr Elaine Hughes

Dr Elaine Hughes is Lead Consultant for Children's Epilepsy and for Regional Children's Epilepsy Services in South East London, Kent, and East Sussex. 

She established the South East Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group and is co-founder of UK Paediatric Epilepsy Group (now BPEG), affiliated to BPNA.  Elaine is a member of the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS) National Steering Group and specialist advisor to Dravet Syndrome UK and to the TS Association.  

She is also part of the steering group for development of Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET) courses, and participates in a variety of teaching courses for families and professionals. 

Her specialist interests are: early onset epilepsies, epilepsy surgery, metabolic and genetic epilepsies and the interaction between epilepsy, learning and behaviour.  Her research interests are treatment interventions in complex epilepsy (vagus nerve stimulation, trigeminal nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation), epilepsy surgery and effective assessment of co-morbidities in childhood epilepsy.