Help us make a difference to the lives of people living with epilepsy

We are currently recruiting volunteers to become part of the AEP Control Group - a critical component of any research study as it allows us to establish an independent variable in our data.

What's involved?

Control group volunteers undergo the same tests as participants who have epilepsy with the exception of a genetics test and follow-up interviews.

Check your eligibility

You can easily check your eligibility to join the AEP below. We will ask you a short series of questions to determine whether this study is right for you.

Online neuropsychology assessment - 120 minutes

During this time you will complete tasks that evaluate your thinking skills including your attention, memory and problem solving. A laptop or computer with keyboard and video conferencing capability and a stable Wi-Fi connection is required.

MRI scan - 90 minutes

During this time you will be asked to respond to visual stimuli including recognising rhyming words and patterns, watch snippets of movies and complete memory tasks.

“I found the whole testing process fascinating. I was anticipating some claustrophobia in the MRI – but didn’t experience any. The whole AEP team made the process easy”

AEP volunteer

"I was very impressed with the staff in MRI, and I enjoyed doing the cognitive testing from home. I would, without a doubt, recommend this project 10/10."

AEP volunteer

"MRI staff were fantastic, they made me feel comfortable. The neuropsychology testing from the comfort of my own home was excellent."

AEP volunteer

How does my contribution help the AEP?

Fast-tracks research and a pathway to seizure management for epilepsy patients

Improves our reporting to referring clinicians

Improves our AI capability for a predictive outcome to better diagnose and treat epilepsy

Ready to join the AEP?

Download the AEP volunteer brochure

The volunteer brochure provides more detail about the AEP study.


Here's some Frequently Asked Questions about The Australian Epilepsy Project.

How do I join the AEP?

Please complete the questionnaire here to check if you are eligible to join the AEP.

Is there a cost for participating in the AEP?

No, there are no out-of-pocket expenses to participate in the AEP.

Can I schedule the testing at times suitable for me?

Yes, our Clinical Trials team will work with you to find a suitable time for your AEP testing.

Can I change my mind after I join AEP?

Yes, you can postpone or cancel your participation at any stage.

I don’t live in Australia, can I still participate in the AEP?

Unfortunately, you need to live in Australia to participate in the AEP. You can continue to support the Project by following us on our socials as well as recommending the AEP to people living with seizures or volunteers that would be willing to join the control cohort.

Still have questions?

We'll be happy to help you with any questions that you may have.