Rhys Thomas

I grew up in Ecuador, Hertfordshire and South Wales before studying medicine and physiology in Bristol. I trained in medicine in the South West of England, and neurology and in South Wales and Melbourne, Australia. My research focus is on the causes and consequences of epilepsy. I joined Newcastle University in the summer of 2017 and I work as a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where I am a ‘Learning Disability Champion’.

I work closely with the charity SUDEP Action that supports people who have lost a loved one with epilepsy. In my down time I love film, live music, rugby and romping around the Northumberland countryside with my family.