Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Monica Cooper

Congratulations to Monica Cooper - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 27 October 2023.

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Dinah Reddihough, Mark MacKay
Advisory Committee: Sue Reid, David Amor

Thesis Title: The Epilepsies of Cerebral Palsy

Thesis Summary: Epilepsy in children with cerebral palsy (CP) places a significant burden on individuals, society and the health care system. There is limited data on the association between aetiology, neuroimaging, electroencephalogram findings and epilepsy syndrome classification in children with CP. I have conducted a population-based study to characterise the epilepsy according to single pathological substrates: white matter injury and grey matter injury (GMI), which were further subclassified to deep GMI, watershed injury or an arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS). I also analysed the prevalence, type and outcomes of epilepsy in children with CP. This will help guide counselling and treatment.

Date awarded: 27 October 2023

Monica Cooper PhD GRD