Dr Rhys Thomas

Rhys joined Newcastle University from Cardiff University in August 2017. He is an Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he leads on epilepsy and learning disability. Rhys joined the Mitochondrial team in 2018.

His research interests include the causes and consequences of epilepsy - primarily the genetic causes of the epilepsies. As such he focuses on seizures and stroke-like episodes in our mitochondrial clinics.

Rhys was the 2017 Royal College of Physicians Linacre lecturer. He spoke about the risks and benefits of Sodium Valproate for women of child-bearing age. He is a Trustee of Epilepsy Research UK and Disability North. He is an Associate Editor of Practical Neurology, Web Editor of Seizure and is on the editorial board of Clinical Medicine.