Dr. Helen Cross

Dr. Helen Cross is currently President of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE); Professor Helen Cross is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Head of the Developmental Neuroscience Program at UCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

She is also Honorary Consultant in Pediatric Neurology Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, Young Epilepsy, Lingfield, UK. Her research has been targeted at improving outcomes in early-onset epilepsy, specifically in assessing the role of surgery and a ketogenic diet. She has held key leadership roles both nationally and internationally.

She was Treasurer of the International League Against Epilepsy 2017-2021 (and Secretary General 2013-2017), Clinical Advisor to the National Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service, and Clinical Advisor to update the NICE guidelines for Childhood Epilepsy 2018-2021. She developed, as Coordinator, the European Reference Network for Rare and Complex Epilepsies (EpicCare), launched in 2017.

Dr. Cross continues to work closely with disease-specific and patient-led organizations.