Rhys Thomas

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Rhys Thomas
Clinical Academic Neurologist

Rhys is a Clinical Academic Neurologist, joining Newcastle University in 2017. He is an Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he leads on epilepsy and learning disability, genetic testing in the epilepsies. He is a Consultant in the NHS Highly Specialised Service for rare mitochondrial disorders, taking an interest in epilepsy and stroke-like episodes.

Rhys is currently helping to lead a COVID19 study reporting the pattern of neurological and neuropsychiatric features, together with colleagues from the Universities of Southampton, Liverpool and UCL. CoroNerve is a consortium bringing together the ABN, BPNA, BNPA, BASP, NACCS and RCPsych to harmonise case reporting in the UK.  Our first 153 notifications are published in Lancet Psychiatry, and the main data in Brain Communications.  The paediatric series is in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. He is leading locally on COVID-CNS a £2.3m UKRI study of the biomarkers of neuropsychiatric features of COVID.

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