Matthew Walker is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at the Institute of Neurology, UCL and National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He is President elect of the British Branch of the International League against Epilepsy, Secretary of the ILAE Commission of European Affairs, Co-Chair of the ILAE Task Force on Translational Research, Chair of the Trustees of Epilepsy Research UK and is an ILAE Ambassador for Epilepsy.