Research and Training

Medical research into the causes, consequences and treatments of epilepsy is conducted by ESA members at many Australian hospitals, universities and research institutes. The ESA seeks applications from Australian research groups for funding, reviews applications from research groups for scientific quality and feasibility, assesses the track record of research groups applying for funding, and distributes ESA research funds to worthy projects and groups. The ESA fosters research through provision of scholarships and hosting of its Annual Scientific Meeting.

The ESA also provides seed funding and in-kind support for training initiatives in Australia and Asia-Oceania, such as the Australian Pregnancy Register, the East Timor Epilepsy Project and the SEISMIC Project.

2020 Part Time position available for 12 months for a Neurosleep Fellow

Prior experience in either Neurological or Respiratory Medicine training is preferred. For full details please see the advertisement here

For any queries, please contact Professor Terry O'Brien, Email:, Professor Patrick Kwan, e-mail:, and Professor Matt Naughton, e-mail:

Make a Donation

The ESA has a Foundation Fund which has Deductible Gift Recipient status from the Australian Taxation Office, to allow receipt of tax deductible donations and bequests for epilepsy research and training. If you would like to make a donation, you can:

To find out more about the research conducted by Australian research groups affiliated with the ESA, take a look at the list of affiliated epilepsy research centres.