ANN JACOBY, Ph.D.
Jacoby, Ph.D. is a social scientist who has worked in the field of epilepsy
since 1985. Dr. Jacoby’s major research
interests have been the psychosocial aspects of epilepsy, assessment of quality
of life in people with epilepsy and the development and application of
patient-based measures of the outcome of treatments for epilepsy, particularly
within the framework of randomised clinical trials.
Jacoby holds substantial grants for research into epilepsy from the UK Medical
Research Council and UK NHS Executive.
She is currently Professor of Medical Sociology in the Department of
Primary Care, which is a constituent department of the School of Health
Sciences in the University of Liverpool Medical School. She is also Visiting Professor at the Centre
for Health Services Research in the University of Newcastle and a core senior
member of staff of the UK Medical Research Council Health Services Research
Collaboration. She has been joint
principal investigator on a number of international studies of quality of life
in epilepsy. Dr. Jacoby has also
published extensively on quality of life in epilepsy and presented my work
widely at international conferences.
Jacoby has taught on quality of life issues in epilepsy both nationally and
internationally. She was elected to the
Council of Management of British Epilepsy Association in 1995, was Vice-Chair
from 1997-2000 and became Chair in July 2000.
Dr. Jacoby is also Chairman of the second International Bureau for
Epilepsy Commission on Epilepsy Risks and Insurability.