Dr Robert Powell
Honorary Chair
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 513400

Professor Powell is a Consultant Neurologist in Morriston Hospital, Swansea and Honorary Chair at Swansea University Medical School. He has a clinical interest in epilepsy and sleep neurology with a particular interest in epilepsy imaging, the co-morbidities of epilepsy, and the presurgical evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery. Current research interests include the use of SAIL data-linkage to investigate comorbidities in epilepsy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Epilepsy
  • Neuroimaging


  1. & Validating epilepsy diagnoses in routinely collected data. Seizure 52, 195-198.
  2. & Navigating the Island of Reil: how to understand the insular cortex. Practical Neurology 17(2), 122-126.
  3. & Acute myeloid leucaemia presenting as a rapidly progressive polyradiculoneuropathy. BMJ Case Reports 2015(nov17 2), bcr2015209556-bcr2015209556.
  4. & Hyperconnectivity in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: A network analysis. NeuroImage: Clinical 7, 98-104.

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    In order to help students understand the biological basis for behavioural neuroscience and neurological disorders, this module seeks to integrate the multidisciplinary sciences - for example, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry - that have combined to build the emerging field of neuroscience. The aim is to gain a mechanistic and holistic knowledge of the nervous system that builds from the molecular, cellular and developmental, to the systems level. In addition to exploring normal function, this module will introduce common disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems in an integrated way. Students will be guided in exploring the scientific evidence around what is known and unknown and will be introduced to current research findings in the scientific literature.