The prevalence of, and relationship between, acute seizures and behavioural disorders in children in rural Kenya


  • Symon Kariuki

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Project summary

Symon is a clinical neuroscience researcher with an interest in the burden, causes and consequences of epileptic seizures in the context of epilepsy and acute infections of the central nervous system. He is based at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, and will undertake a DPhil at the University of Oxford, where he will be supervised by Professors Charles Newton, Kevin Marsh and Alan Stein. Symon’s Fellowship aims to estimate population-based cumulative prevalence and identify risk factors of acute seizures and behavioural disorders in children living in Kilifi, and to understand the relationship between these two conditions.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.