King’s College London
Samia is a Neurology Specialist Registrar and Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Epilepsy group at King’s College London. She is jointly funded by a Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the Association of British Neurologists and Patrick Berthoud Charitable Trust. Her PhD focuses on using wearable sensors and remote monitoring technology to distinguish epileptic and functional non-epileptic seizures.
Samia obtained her medical degree and intercalated BSc in Neuroscience and Mental Health from Imperial College London. This was then followed by an Academic Foundation Program at the University of Liverpool (Epilepsy research group – Supervisors: Dr Simon Keller and Professor Tony Marson) and clinical posts in Liverpool and the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She then moved to St George’s Hospital in London in 2016 to take up an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurology and completed her Core Medical Training. She has been working as a Neurology and Stroke Specialist Registrar at St George’s Hospital, South West London since 2018.
Samia was a visiting researcher in the Richardson Lab in 2019 and was awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2020 by the ABN/ PBCT. She has now started a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience at King’s College London. The focus of her PhD project is using wearable sensors and remote monitoring technology to distinguish epileptic and functional non-epileptic seizures. Through this, she hopes to improve diagnosis of people with functional non-epileptic seizures and people with epilepsy, and also develop a better understanding of why functional non-epileptic seizures occur.
PhD Supervisors: Professor Mark Richardson and Dr Mahinda Yogarajah
Funding: Association of British Neurologists and Patrick Berthoud Charitable Trust (ABN/ PBCT)
Previous Research Experience:
Clinical Neurology and Stroke
Research Gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samia_Elkommos
List of Publications:
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