Prof Tony Marson MB ChB, MD, FRCP

Professor of Neurology Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology


    Research Grants
    • North West Research Design Services
    • Department of Health Sponsored chair in pharmacogenetics.
    • The role of resilience for good quality of life in epilepsy and factors promoting such resilience
    • Pharmacogenetics of GABAergic mechanisms of benefit and harm in epilepsy.
    • A pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of levetiracetam and zonisamide versus standard treatments for epilepsy: a comparison of Standard And New Antiepileptic Drugs (SANAD-II)
    • Core support for UK based Cochrane Collaborative Review Groups: Epilepsy.
    • The role of multidrug transporters in causing pharmacoresistance in epilepsy
    • North West Coast CLAHRC
    • North West Hub for Trial Methodology Research (NWHTMR)
    • Discriminant Function Analysis for Longitudinal Data: Applications in Medical Research (DiALog)
    • MerseyBeat - Best Evidence, Application and Translation of research
    • Exploring oxidative stress pathways in epilepsy
    • Clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions for epilepsy in the NHS
    • A systematic review of randomised controlled trials assessing the beneficial and harmful effects of treatments for epilepsy in people with a learning disability: the development of clinical guidelines and recommendations for research.
    • Cochrane Epilepsy Review Group.
    • Refractory Juvenile Myoclonoc Epilepsy Cohort (ReJuMEC)
    • Using routine data in large multicentre clinical trials
    • The Role of Multidrug Transporters in causing Pharmacoresistance in Epilepsy
    • Epilepsy Pharmacogenomics: delivering biomarkers for clinical use (EpiPGX)
    • Seizure first Aid training For Epilepsy (SAFE) for people with epilepsy who attend emergency departments and their carers: A follow-on study to develop and pilot SAFE.
    • Multi-centre randomised control trial comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of trans-foraminal epidural steroid injection to surgical microdiscectomy for the treatment of chronic radicular pain secondary to prolapsed intervertebral disc herniation. (NErve Rootblock VErsus Surgery; NERVES)
    • Defining patient preferences and priorities for treatment options and outcomes in epilepsy
    • Health economic evaluations in epilepsy: Developing a preference-based outcome measure.
    • Models for selection bias, applied to controlled trials and observational studies of antiepileptic drugs.
    • A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of neuroimaging assessments used to visualise the seizure focus in people with refractory epilepsy being considered for surgery.
    • North West Research Design Services (Phase 2).