Gashirai K Mbizvo (MBChB (Hons) MRes (Dis) MRCP)

Contact details

Address

Street

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences,
Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre,
Child Life and Health,
20 Sylvan Place,

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH9 1UW

Background

Gashirai Mbizvo is a junior doctor and completed Core Medical Training in 2016 before branching out into research. Gashirai currently works at the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, at The University of Edinburgh. Gashirai does research in Neurology and Epidemiology and is currently completing a PhD on epilepsy-related mortality using administrative data.

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Qualifications

Medical Diplomas

  1. Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK – 6/03/2015

Degrees

  1. Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), The University of Liverpool (2006 – 2012) – graduated with Honours
  2. Postgraduate Degree (intercalated): Master of Research (MRes, Clinical Sciences), The University of Liverpool (2011) – graduated with Distinction

Undergraduate teaching

Gashirai Mbizvo runs the registrar-led University of Edinburgh undergraduate neurology teaching program. 

Conference details

National and International presentations

Platform presentations

  1. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Difficulties in recognising and managing ictal asystole. Conference: Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences (SANS) Annual Meeting on 9 November 2018.
  2. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Secular trends in adult epilepsy-related deaths: a nationwide population-based study using validated routine administrative data Conference: ILAE British Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting in Birmingham, 26-28th September 2018.
  3. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Secular trends in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and other epilepsy-related deaths in adults: a nationwide population-based study. Conference: 13th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE) on 26-30 August 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
  4. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. The Scottish Epilepsy Deaths Study. Conference: Scottish Epilepsy Group Annual Scottish Research Day on 03 May 2018 in Edinburgh UK
  5. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. The Scottish Epilepsy Death Study. Conference: South East Scotland Regional Epilepsy Day on 23 March 2018 in Edinburgh
  6. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. The Scottish Epilepsy Deaths Study. Conference: Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences (SANS) Annual Meeting on 5 November 2017.
  7. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. The side-effect profile of Levetiracetam. Conference: North of England Neurological Association Annual meeting, due on 28 November 2015 in Harrogate UK.
  8. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Placebo responses in RCTs in longstanding CRPS. Conference: the International Scientific and Clinical Meeting on CRPS, held on 20 – 22 November 2013 in Bath, UK
  9. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. The side-effect profile of Levetiracetam. Conference: The North West Epilepsy Group Meeting, held on 6 November 2013 in Manchester, UK
  10. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Levetiracetam add-on for drug-resistant focal epilepsy: an updated Cochrane Review. Conference: The North West Epilepsy Group Meeting, held on 20 May 2012 in Manchester, UK
  11. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Levetiracetam add-on for drug-resistant focal epilepsy: an updated Cochrane Review. Conference: Road Show of the Association of British Neurologists Annual Meeting, held on 28 May 2012 in Brighton, UK

 Poster presentations

  1. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Secular trends in adult epilepsy-related deaths: a nationwide population-based study using validated routine administrative data Conference: Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference 2018, 8 November 2018, Edinburgh, UK
  2. Presenter:  Mbizvo GK. Ictal asystole: return to the history. Royal College of Physicians Neurology Symposium 2018, 7 June 2018 in Glasgow, UK
  3. Presenter:  Mbizvo GK. Ictal asystole: return to the history. Conference: Association of British Neurologists (ABN) Annual Meeting on 9-11 May 2018 in Birmingham UK
  4. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Relapsing polychondritis complicated by cognitive dysfunction: two distinct clinical phenotypes? Conference: 10th Federation of European Neurological Societies’ (FENS) Forum of Neuroscience: held on 2-6 July 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark
  5. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) as a complication of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT). Conference: Association of British Neurologists Annual Meeting, held on 19-22 May 2015 in Harrogate, UK
  6. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. CNS vasculitis histopathology in relapsing polychondritis. Conference: Association of British Neurologists Annual Meeting, held on 19-22 May 2015 in Harrogate, Uk
  7. Presenters: Mbizvo GK and Nolan SJ. Placebo responses in RCTs in longstanding CRPS. Conference: the International Scientific and Clinical Meeting on CRPS, held on 20 – 22 November 2013 in Bath, UK
  8. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. A case series exploring the long-term effects of high frequency repetitive TMS on pain in CRPS. Conference: The International Symposium on CRPS: current state of art meeting, held on 10 – 11 May 2012 in Leiden, Netherlands
  9. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Are changes in behaviour really associated with levetiracetam? Conference: the 6th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), held on 8 – 11 March 2012 in Vienna, Austria
  10. Presenter: Mbizvo GK. Navigated TMS mapping of the primary motor cortex in patients with CRPS. Conference: the 14th European Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology and 4th International Conference on Transcranial Magnetic and Direct Current Stimulation, held on 21 – 25 June 2011 in Rome, Italy
  1. Mbizvo GK, Simpson CR, Duncan SE, Chin RFM. Secular Trends in Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and Other Epilepsy‐Related Deaths in Adults: A Nationwide Population‐Based Study. Epilepsia 2018;59(S3):S3-S353. doi:10.1111/epi.14612
  2. Walter V, Mbizvo GK, Chin RFM. Stimulant and non-stimulant drug therapy for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and epilepsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD013136. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013136
  3. Mbizvo GK, Derry C. Diagnosis and management of sleep-related epilepsy in adults. Practitioner. Sept 2018;262(1818):11-16
  4. Mbizvo GK, Derry C, Davenport R. Ictal asystole: return to the history. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018;89:A6.
  5. Mbizvo GK, Bennett K, Simpson CR, Duncan SE, Chin RFM. Accuracy and utility of using administrative healthcare databases to identify people with epilepsy: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2018;8(6):e020824. PubMed-ID: 29961014
  6. Mbizvo GK, Leighton DJ. When breath becomes air. Pract Neurol. 2017;17(4):335.
  7. Ellis RJ, Mbizvo GK, Jacob A, Doran M, Larner AJ. Relapsing polychondritis complicated by cognitive dysfunction: two distinct clinical phenotypes? The International Journal of Neuroscience. 2016 Feb 24:1-11. PubMed-ID: 26887435.
  8. Mbizvo GK, Nolan SJ, Nurmikko TJ, Goebel A. Placebo Responses in Long-Standing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The journal of pain: official journal of the American Pain Society. 2015 Feb;16(2):99-115. PubMed-ID: 25478803.
  9. Mbizvo GK, Dixon P, Hutton JL, Marson AG. The adverse effects profile of levetiracetam in epilepsy: a more detailed look. The International Journal of Neuroscience. 2013 Nov 21. PubMed-ID: 24256446.
  10. Mbizvo GK, Dixon P, Hutton JL, Marson AG. Levetiracetam add-on for drug-resistant focal epilepsy: an updated Cochrane Review. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2012;9:CD001901. PubMed-ID: 22972056.
  11. Mbizvo G, Powell A, Sacco P, Nurmikko TJ. Navigated TMS mapping of the motor cortex in CRPS patients: a pilot study. Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 122, Supplement 1, June 2011, Page S199, ISSN 1388-2457.
  12. Mbizvo GK, Ellis RJB, Michael BD, Rathi N, Doran M, Crooks D. Cerebral Vasculitis Histopathology in Relapsing Polychondritis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2015;86:e4 doi:10.1136/jnnp-2015-312379.136.
  13. Abdel-Aziz K, Mirza N, Mbizvo GK, Putharan M, Krishnan A. Dural AVM as a cause of raised pressure symptoms in treated CVST. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2015;86:e4 doi:10.1136/jnnp-2015-312379.75.

Prizes

  1. Winner: The John D Matthews Postgraduate Award 2019. Awarding body: The University of Edinburgh Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS). The Scholarship is given to the PhD student who has demonstrated the greatest academic excellence in Neurology during the previous academic year. Academic excellence is judged on the basis of the student having published their findings in a respected peer-reviewed journal, having been awarded a prize, or the student having made a significant research discovery as yet unpublished. The awardee is selected by the Director of CCBS, Professor Siddharthan Chandran.
  2. Winner: Best Oral Platform Presentation Prize at the Internationale League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) British Chapter conference on 26-28 September in Birmingham UK. Awarding body: ILAE. Project Title: Secular trends in adult epilepsy-related deaths: a nationwide population-based study using validated routine administrative data
  3. Winner: Best Overall Presentation Prize at the Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences Annual Meeting on 5 November 2017 in Perth, Scotland. Awarding body: Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences. Project Title: The Scottish Epilepsy Deaths Study (SEDS)
  4. Winner of the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Abstract Award 2013 at the International Scientific and Clinical Meeting on CRPS, held in Bath, UK on 20 – 22 November 2013. Awarding body: The International Association for the Study of Pain’s CRPS Special Interest Group. Project title: Placebo responses in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in longstanding CRPS
  5. Runner up (top 20) poster abstract chosen at Association of British Neurologists Annual Meeting, held on 19-22 May 2015 in Harrogate, UK for a CNS vasculitis histopathology in relapsing polychondritis case report which I presented at the meeting.

Grants

  1. Conference Bursary: £100 to attend the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) Annual Meeting on 9-11 May 2018 in Birmingham UK. Awarding body: The ABN. Project title: Ictal asystole: return to the history.
  2. Conference Bursary: €965 to attend the13th European Congress on Epileptology 2018 in Vienna Austria. Awarding body: International League against Epilepsy (ILAE). Project title: Secular trends in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and other epilepsy-related deaths in adults: a nationwide population-based study
  3. Research Grant: £12,000 personally awarded by the Pain Relief Foundation for a protocol entitled The use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in mapping the motor cortex and assessment of efficacy of repetitive TMS (rTMS) on pain and other features of CRPS (2009 – 2010). This grant was obtained whilst Gashirai Mbizvo was still a medical student.