Dr Richard Appleton is now retired, but previously worked as a full-time NHS Consultant in Paediatric Neurology at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. He is Honorary Professor in Paediatric Neurology at the University of Liverpool.His undergraduate training was at the Universities of Oxford and London and postgraduate training in paediatrics (Newcastle, Plymouth, Bristol) and in paediatric neurology (Vancouver, Newcastle, Paris). Dr Appleton’s goals in paediatric neurology focused on the improvement of services of children with epilepsy, liaison between the ‘mud huts’ and ‘ivory towers’ and ‘education, education, education’ within the field of epilepsy and brain injury rehabilitation and research to improve the evidence-base of the management of the epilepsies of childhood.
Dr Richard Appleton enjoys close working relationships with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Epilepsy Action and the pharmaceutical industry and has published widely in the field of paediatric epilepsy. He has led the RCPCH Progressing Paediatrics: Childhood Epilepsies course for a number of years, and has been integral to its ongoing success.