Professor Martin Brodie is President of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE). His involvement with IBE goes back more than 30 years, including having served as a member of its International Executive Committee from 2005 to 2009. He qualified in Medicine at Glasgow University in 1971 and undertook his postgraduate training in London before returning in 1981 to Glasgow, Scotland to direct the Epilepsy Unit there. Martin Brodie’s research interest include antiepileptic drug neuropharmacology, randomised clinical trials, prognostic outcome studies, and the pharmacological management of epilepsy. He has published more that 500 editorials, chapters, reviews, proceedings and scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.
Martin Brodie was secretary and then chair of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs from 1993 until 2001, and Treasurer of the ILAE from 2005 until 2009, having previously been vice-president from 2001. He was given the IBE/ILAE “Ambassador for Epilepsy” award in 1995 and has subsequently received the European Epileptology Award from the ILAE Commission on European Affairs, the Epilepsy Lifetime Service Award from its UK chapter and the William G Lennox Award from the American Epilepsy Society. He set up and chairs the Board of Trustees of the charity, Scottish Epilepsy Initiative