Lecture Details

Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Dr Ailsa McLellan

Ailsa is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Ailsa’s area of particular expertise is in Paediatric Epilepsy and she manages a tertiary level epilepsy service with outreach to hospitals in the South-East of Scotland. She manages the teenage epilepsy service, epilepsy transition services, Vagus Nerve Stimulation service and the Ketogenic Diet service. She is lead clinician of the Scottish Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery Service.

She is interested in education in epilepsy and participates widely in teaching events locally and nationally. She is involved in the development of Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET) courses in the UK and internationally. She was Training Programme Director and Head of School for paediatric training in South-East Scotland from 2018-2023 and is chair of RCPCH Paediatric Neurology CSAC.

Her research interests include epilepsy and behaviour, epilepsy and cognitive outcomes, epilepsy and sleep, aetiology of epilepsy, SUDEP and seizure detection.

She is married with 2 teenagers and spends a lot of time at the touchline and enjoys catching indie bands in venues across Scotland!

Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery