Professor Markus Reuber


Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Population Health

Professor of Clinical Neurology

Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Editor-in-Chief, Seizure European Journal of Epilepsy
+44 114 271 8688
+44 114 226 8763 (NHS Secretary: Judy O´Dea)

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Professor Markus Reuber
Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Population Health
Academic Neurology Unit
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
S10 2JF

I joined the University of Sheffield in 2005. I also work at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the Chesterfield Royal Hospital as an Honorary Consultant Neurologist. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

I lead the Epilepsy Research Group in the Academic Neurology Unit and am the Epilepsy Research Theme Lead in the Clinical Neuroscience Directorate at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

I chair the Neurosciences Local Priority Group of the Comprehensive Local Research Network and represent South Yorkshire on the National Speciality Group for Nervous System Disorders. I completed my undergraduate medical education in Cologne, Germany, and Nottingham, UK.

I pursued my neurological training in Leeds, UK, and at the Department of Epileptology of the University of Bonn, Germany.

Research interests

My main research interests are the nature and treatment of nonepileptic attack disorder (NEAD), psychosocial and neuropsychological aspects of epilepsy.

I have helped to put together a national network of health professionals keen to develop an evidence-based treatment pathway for patients with NEAD (the NEST collaboration).

I am also very interested in doctor-patient communication and have pioneered the use of Conversation Analysis in neurological settings.



Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers


  • Campbell F, Booth A, Sworn K, Reuber M, Grunewald R, Mack C & Dickson J (2019) Epilepsy Specialist Nurses The Evidence (ESPENTE): a Systematic Mapping Review View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Pan Y, Mirheidari B, Reuber M, Venneri A, Blackburn D & Christensen H (2019) Automatic Hierarchical Attention Neural Network for Detecting AD. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Dickson JM, Simpson R, Jacques R, Ahmed N, Grunewald R, Reuber M & Mason S Exploring Discordance Between Epilepsy Prevalence and Age-Specific Admission Rates for Seizures. Sheffield. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Grunewald R, Dickson J, Hick J, Jacques R, Campbell M, Morley R, Reuber M, Dickson JM, Hick J, Jacques R , Grünewald RA et al 1800 Uk unscheduled admissions for adults with suspected seizures. RIS download Bibtex download



Teaching activities

I am very interested in undergraduate medical education and organise the Phase 3a clinical neuroscience module of the Sheffield MBChB course. I am also Deputy Director of Phase 3a.

Professional activities and memberships

I am a Council Member of the UK branch of the International League Against Epilepsy and a Director of the British Neuropsychiatric Association. I work with three charities supporting patients with seizures: I chair the Medical Advisory Boards of Epilepsy Action and the Nonepileptic Attack Disorder Trust.

I am a member of the Medical Advisory Board of STARS, a charity for people with recurrent syncope. I have created an information website for patients with NEAD.

I am the Editor-in-Chief of Seizure European Journal of Epilepsy and am on the editorial boards of Epilepsy and Behavior and Epilepsy and Behaviour Case Reports.