Professional background

Dr Foong is consultant neuropsychiatrist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and and honorary associate professor, UCL Department Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy

MBBS, MRCPsych, MPhil (University of London), MD (University of London): Brain abnormalitities in schizophrenia: Evidence from neuropathologically sensitive MRI techniques, FRCPsych

Research interests

Neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy and epilepsy surgery

Neuroimaging correlates of psychiatric and cognitive function in neurological disease


Selected Publications:

Berry AJ, Yuksel M, Proctor BJ, Foong J. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 May;106:106993. Cognitive behaviour therapy for comorbid dissociative seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Frontal lobe dysfunction as a predictor of depression and anxiety following temporal lobe epilepsy surgery.

Pope RA, Thompson PJ, Rantell K, Stretton J, Wright MA, Foong J. Epilepsy Res. 2019 May;152:59-66. 

Bell GS, de Tisi J, Gonzalez-Fraile JC, Peacock JL, McEvoy AW, Harkness WFJ, Foong J, Pope RA, Diehl B, Sander JW, Duncan JS. Factors affecting seizure outcome after epilepsy surgery: an observational series. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017 Nov;88(11):933-940.

Stretton J, Pope RA, Winston GP, Sidhu MK, Symms M, Duncan JS, Koepp M,Thompson PJ, Foong J. Temporal lobe epilepsy and affective disorders: the role of the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;86(2):144-51.

Sommerlad A, Duncan J, Lunn MP, Foong J. Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus: a diagnostic challenge.BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Mar 5;2015.

Thom M, Kensche M, Maynard J, Liu J, Reeves C, Goc J, Marsdon D, Fluegel D, Foong J. Interictal psychosis following temporal lobe surgery: dentate gyrus pathology. Psychol Med. 2014 Oct;44(14):3037-49. 

Pope RA, Centeno M, Flügel D, Symms MR, Koepp M, Thompson PJ, Foong J. Neural correlates of de novo depression following left temporal lobe epilepsy surgery: A voxel based morphometry study of pre-surgical structural MRI. Epilepsy Res. 2014 Mar;108(3):517-25. 

Markoula S, de Tisi J, Foong J, Duncan JS. De novo psychogenic nonepileptic attacks after adult epilepsy surgery: an underestimated entity. Epilepsia. 2013 Dec;54(12):159-62. 

Cleary RA, Thompson PJ, Thom M, Foong J. Postictal psychosis in temporal lobe epilepsy: risk factors and postsurgical outcome? Epilepsy Res. 2013 Sep;106(1-2):264-72. 

Cleary RA, Baxendale SA, Thompson PJ, Foong J. Predicting and preventing psychopathology following temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Mar;26(3):322-34. Review. 

Cleary RA, Thompson PJ, Fox Z, Foong J. Predictors of psychiatric and seizure outcome following temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia. 2012 Oct;53(10):1705-12. 

Saifee TA, Kassavetis P, Pareés I, Kojovic M, Fisher L, Morton L, Foong J, Price G, Joyce EM, Edwards MJ. Inpatient treatment of functional motor symptoms: a long-term follow-up study. J Neurol. 2012 Sep;259(9):1958-63. 

Gutierrez-Galve L, Flugel D, Thompson PJ, Koepp MJ, Symms MR, Ron MA, Foong J. Cortical abnormalities and their cognitive correlates in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and interictal psychosis. Epilepsia. 2012 Jun;53(6):1077-87.

Foong J, Flugel D. Psychiatric outcome of surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy and presurgical considerations. Epilepsy Res. 2007 Jul;75(2-3):84-96. Review.

Flugel D, Cercignani M, Symms MR, Koepp MJ, Foong J. A magnetization transfer imaging study in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and interictal psychosis. Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Mar 15;59(6):560-7.

Flugel D, Cercignani M, Symms MR, O'Toole A, Thompson PJ, Koepp MJ, Foong J. A neuropsychological study of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and chronic interictal psychosis. Epilepsy Res. 2006 Oct;71(2-3):117-28.

Flugel D, Cercignani M, Symms MR, O'Toole A, Thompson PJ, Koepp MJ, Foong J. Diffusion tensor imaging findings and their correlation with neuropsychological deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and interictal psychosis. Epilepsia. 2006 May;47(5):941-4.