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Arjune Sen

Consultant Neurologist and Associate Professor; Head, Oxford Epilepsy Research Group

Mail
arjune.sen@ndcn.ox.ac.uk
Phone
01865 231 891

Arjune trained at the University of Oxford, studying at Corpus Christi College. In his first summer in Oxford he completed a placement with Professor Simon Shorvon at The Institute of Neurology which essentially initiated all that has followed. Having completed an intercalated degree in Physiological Science, including a dissertation with Professor Colin Blakemore, he went to clinical school in Oxford before beginning medical training initially in Oxford and then in London. In London, Arjune was trained predominantly at The Royal London Hospital and the National Hospital and undertook his PhD with the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at Queen Square, sponsored by the MRC and the Guarantors of Brain, studying the molecular basis of neuronal loss in refractory epilepsy. Having completed Specialist Training and a Locum Consultant Posting at The National Hospital, he then went to Sydney during 2012, predominantly to learn to read Video-EEG during an Epilepsy Fellowship with Professor Ernie Somerville. Arjune is now appointed as Consultant Epileptologist, Senior Fellow in Epileptology and Head of the Oxford Epilepsy Research Group. He has a very busy epilepsy practice and has pioneered novel clinical pathways, including the development of specialist multidisciplinary clinics such as ‘Epilepsy and learning disability’ and ‘Epilepsy and employment’. At a research level, Arjune has a broad portfolio of studies including autoimmune epilepsy and epilepsy genomics. His personal work is wholly multidisciplinary and integrates across three main areas – intersection of epilepsy and dementia; developing novel technologies to close diagnostic and treatment gaps; and implementation of culturally specific tools at scale. This applies as much in underprivileged settings as in the UK. A short video on one of the projects Arjune currently leads can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTtMFJzEz0w Arjune is very interested in guideline development to ensure optimal care is attained worldwide. He is Topic Advisor to the NICE Epilepsy Guidelines, 2022, has been appointed to the ILAE Standards and Best Practices Council and is part of the mhGAP Epilepsy Topic Expert Group for the World Health Organisation.