Professor Sameer Zuberi is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and Honorary Professor within the School of Medicine and School of Health & Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow leading the Paediatric Neurosciences Research Group. His other national and international roles include Clinical Lead of the Scottish National Genetic Epilepsy Service, National and International roles include Member of the ILAE Terminology Commission, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Brain Council, Board Member of the European Paediatric Neurology Society and Member of the Women & Children’s Health Innovation Leadership Group and Steering Group Member of the UK National Epilepsy Research Collaborative.
Professor Zuberi was President of the European Paediatric Neurology Society from 2018 until early 2022, and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology from November 2014 until early 2021. He chaired the International League Against Epilepsy Commission on Classification and Terminology from 2013-17. His term concluded with the publication of updated position papers on seizure types and epilepsy classification, the first since 1989.
Professor Zuberi’s primary research interests are in epilepsy, movement disorders, channelopathies and neurological sleep disorders. During his MD he studied the emerging field of the ion channelopathies and has built a research career and team identifying genetic aetiologies of neurological disorders, defining genotype phenotype relationships and undertaking RCTs of new medications through national and international collaborations.
Professor Zuberi has been leading on the development of a secure video transfer technology to aid diagnosis, classification & management in neurology patients. vCreate Neuro has been funded nationally in Scotland across all paediatric and adult neurology centres, as well as numerous additional centres across the United Kingdom and Internationally.