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Prof. Frank Besag

Prof. Frank Besag

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Professor Besag graduated from Birmingham University medical school with the Queen’s Scholarship (top student), honours in paediatrics and distinctions in pathology and social medicine. He trained at Great Ormond Street, Royal Manchester Children’s, the Hammersmith and the Maudsley Hospitals. Past and present honorary consultant posts include Great Ormond Street, Kings College and the Maudsley Hospitals. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry and is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Psychiatrists and Paediatrics & Child Health. He is visiting Professor at the University of London. He was previously Medical Director & Chief Executive of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy before returning to the NHS. He has lectured in more than 30 countries. He has published in and is a referee for, several international journals. His special interests are in brain-behaviour relationships, paediatric psychopharmacology, emergency treatment of seizures, new antiepileptic drugs, antiepileptic drug monitoring/interactions and relationships between epilepsy, learning and behaviour.

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