Prof Chauvel is an internationally renowned researcher and specialist Neurologist and Neurophysiologist. After completing his medical and scientific studies Prof Chauvel joined the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) at the age of 27. He began his work in experimental and later clinical research in approaches of epileptic patients with drug-resistant partial epilepsies. This research was under the mentorship of Professors Jean Talairach and Jean Bancaud —known for their development of stereo-electroencephalography (Stereo-EEG) for epilepsy surgery.
Prof Chauvel served as the Director of the Stereo-EEG Unit in the Sainte-Anne Hospital Centre in Paris (1986-1990), then Professor and Chairman of Neurology in Rennes (1990-1997) where he formed a first-of-its-kind epilepsy unit incorporating research. Following this, Prof Chauvel moved to Marseille as Professor and Chairman of Clinical Neurophysiology and Director of the INSERM Institute of Systems Neuroscience (1997-2014).
In 2014, he relocated to the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center to promote the development of pre-surgical investigations using Stereo-EEG in North America.
In 2018, Mater officially welcomed Prof Chauvel as Professorial Research Fellow at Mater Research.