Prof Martin Kirkpatrick

Prof Martin Kirkpatrick

Prof Martin Kirkpatrick holds the appointments of Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Tayside Children’s Hospital, Dundee and Honorary Professor of Child Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He is the Lead Clinician of the North Scotland Child and Adolescent Neurology Network set up with the aim of providing equitable specialist paediatric neurology care across widely geographically dispersed populations. He is also a founder member of the formally commissioned Scottish Paediatric Epilepsy Network and, through RCPCH, was instrumental in making the case for and setting up the “Epilepsy12” UK national audits. His research interests are in medication adherence in epilepsy and in epilepsy clinical service design and audit.

He chaired the SIGN (Scottish Inter-collegiate Guidelines Network) Clinical Guideline on children’s epilepsies and is a current member of the Guidelines Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). Martin has had a longstanding interest in international development and has worked in Nepal, Iraq, Rwanda and Kosovo. He has helped to develop the international component of BPNA short-course education that has now expanded across five continents.