Honorary Professor Aileen McGonigal

Honorary Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine


Neurologist with extensive specialist experience in epileptology and electroencephalography (EEG). Following UK neurology training, Prof McGonigal spent many years as a senior clinician in Marseille, France, one of the world’s leading centres of epileptology. Her research aims at better understanding of epilepsy, through studying seizures recorded using video and brain electrical activity (EEG and stereo-EEG) and investigating how behavioural expression relates to brain rhythms. She is also interested in neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy, including anxiety and depression. She is current Chair of the American Epilepsy Society’s Special Interest Group on Stereo-EEG, and member of the Epilepsy Surgery Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy, helping to shape standards for epilepsy care. Aileen McGonigal has published 150+ articles and lectures and teaches internationally.

Profile on Mater Research Institute (Faculty of Medicine): https://www.materresearch.org.au/Researchers/Our-researchers/Researcher?r=Prof-Aileen-McGonigal


  • Frauscher, B., Mansilla, D., Abdallah, C., Astner‐Rohracher, A., Beniczky, S., Brazdil, M., Gnatkovsky, V., Jacobs, J., Kalamangalam, G., Perucca, P., Ryvlin, P., Schuele, S., Tao, J., Wang, Y., Zijlmans, G. J. M. and McGonigal, A. (2023). Learn how to interpret and use intracranial EEG findings. Epileptic Disorders. doi: 10.1002/epd2.20190

  • Hou, Jen-Cheng, Li, Chin-Jou, Chou, Chien-Chen, Shih, Yen-Cheng, Fong, Si-Lei, Dufau, Stephane E., Lin, Po-Tso, Tsao, Yu, McGonigal, Aileen and Yu, Hsiang-Yu (2023). Artificial Intelligence-Based Face Transformation in Patient Seizure Videos for Privacy Protection. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health, 1 (4), 619-628. doi: 10.1016/j.mcpdig.2023.10.004

  • Jhaveri, Dhanisha J., McGonigal, Aileen, Becker, Christel, Benoliel, Jean-Jacques, Nandam, L. Sanjay, Soncin, Lisa, Kotwas, Iliana, Bernard, Christophe and Bartolomei, Fabrice (2023). Stress and Epilepsy: Towards Understanding of Neurobiological Mechanisms for Better Management. eneuro, 10 (11) ENEURO.0200-23.2023, ENEURO.0200-23.2023. doi: 10.1523/eneuro.0200-23.2023

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Book Chapter

  • McGonigal, Aileen and Bartolomei, Fabrice (2013). Consciousness, Epilepsy and Intracranial EEG. Neuroimaging of Consciousness. (pp. 99-114) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-37580-4_7

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