Our commitment to research

Migraine research is at the heart of our work

researcherCommitment to migraine research

The Migraine Trust funds and promotes research towards a greater understanding of migraine and its underlying mechanisms. The goals of research include improved management and treatment, but the ultimate aim is for a cure.

Since 1965 our commitment to migraine research has resulted in the funding of over 138 medical research projects, providing researchers and clinicians with a far greater understanding of the mechanics of this debilitating condition. We support researchers around the world in their efforts to uncover the cause of migraine.

"Migraine is giving up its secrets to our research efforts and this will benefit our patients now and their children in the future." Professor Peter Goadsby, Professor of Neurology, King’s College London; Director, NIHR-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, King’s College Hospital London; Trustee of The Migraine Trust.

AMRC Peer Review Audit logoAssociation of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) membership

The Migraine Trust is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and has passed the AMRC best practice in medical and health research peer review audit.

As an AMRC member, The Migraine Trust supports the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research. Our full position statement is available to download below.

Scientific Research Committee

Our Scientific Research Committee, which consists of scientific and medical experts and lay representatives, considers applications to The Migraine Trust for research grants, fellowships and studentships. Read more about research grants.

All members of the Scientific Research Committee adhere to our conflicts of interest policy.

  • Professor Andrew Charles, M.D. (Chair)
    Director, UCLA Headache Research and Treatment Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles.
  • Professor Peter J Goadsby
    Professor of Neurology, King’s College London, and Director, NIHR-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, King’s College Hospital, London.
  • Dr Shazia Alfridi
    Consultant Neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London.
  • Dr Farooq Maniyar
    Consultant Neurologist at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust) and Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals.
  • Dr Prab Prabhakar
    Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
  • Wendy Thomas (Secretary)
    Chief Executive of The Migraine Trust.
  • Patient representative
    A member of The Migraine Trust’s Volunteer Forum.

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