Our Keynote Speakers for Day One

Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D.

Emotion technology - Day One Plenary

Professor Rosalind W. Picard is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, co-director of the Media Lab's Advancing Wellbeing Initiative, and faculty chair of MIT's Mind+Hand+Heart Initiative. She has co-founded Empatica, Inc. creating wearable sensors and analytics to improve health, and Affectiva, Inc. delivering technology to help measure and communicate emotion.

Picard holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and master's and doctorate degrees, both in electrical engineering and computer science, from MIT. She started her career as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories designing VLSI chips for digital signal processing and developing new algorithms for image compression. In 1991 she joined the MIT Media Lab faculty.

She became internationally known for constructing mathematical models for content-based retrieval of images and for pioneering methods of automated search and annotation in digital video including the creation of the Photobook system. The year before she was up for tenure she took a risk and published the book Affective Computing, which became instrumental in starting a new field by that name. Today that field has its own journal, international conference, and professional society. Picard also served as a founding member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wearable Information Systems in 1998, helping launch the field of wearable computing.

Picard has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific articles and chapters spanning computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, human-computer interaction, wearable sensors and affective computing. She is a recipient of several best paper prizes, including work on machine learning with multiple models (with Minka, 1998), a best theory paper prize for affect in human learning (with Kort and Reilly, 2001), a "best paper of the decade 2000-2009" by IEEE Intelligent Transporation Systems (with Healey, 2005) measuring driver stress, a best Face and Gesture paper prize for work with facial expressions (with McDuff, Kaliouby and Demirdjian, 2013), a best UBICOMP paper for an automated coach (with Hoque et al, 2013), and the best paper at NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Health (with Jaques, Taylor, Nosakhare, and Sano, 2016.)

Picard is an active inventor with multiple patents, including wearable and non-contact sensors, algorithms, and systems for sensing, recognizing, and responding respectfully to human affective information. Her inventions have applications in autism, epilepsy, depression, PTSD, sleep, stress, dementia, autonomic nervous system disorders, human and machine learning, health behavior change, market research, customer service, and human-computer interaction.

In 2005 she was named a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to image and video analysis and affective computing. CNN named her one of seven "Tech SuperHeros to Watch in 2015." Picard has been honored with dozens of distinguished and named lectureships and other international awards. She is a popular speaker and has given over 100 keynote talks.

Picard has served on numerous international and national science and engineering program committees, editorial boards, and review panels, including the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) division of Computers in Science and Engineering (CISE), the Advisory Board for the Georgia Tech College of Computing, and the Editorial Board of User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research.

Picard interacts regularly with industry and has consulted for many companies including Apple, AT&T, BT, HP, i.Robot, Merck, Motorola, and Samsung. Her group's achievements have been featured in forums for the general public such as The New York Times, The London Independent, National Public Radio, Scientific American Frontiers, ABC's Nightline and World News Tonight, Time, Vogue, Wired, Forbes, Voice of America Radio, New Scientist, and BBC programs such as "Hard Talk" and BBC Horizon with Michael Mosley. Picard lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her amazing husband and three energetic sons.

Professor Tom McMillan

Neurobehavioural disability and rehabilitation - Day One Plenary

Professor Tom McMillan has been the Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow since 1999. Previously, he was Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey and Director of Clinical Neuropsychology for the South West Thames Region Neurosciences Centre and Head of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre in London.

In the 1980’s he worked in clinical neurosciences and in forensic psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He was the founder of the professional sub-division of neuropsychology in the British Psychological Society and was much involved in the development of professional training in clinical neuropsychology in the UK. He was the President of the International Brain Injury Association, 2010-12.

He was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Division of Neuropsychology in 2014. He has been seconded for two days a week to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for 15 years as their adviser on rehabilitation services for acquired brain injury. He is an adviser to the National Head Injuries Association (Headway) and a member of the National Managed Clinical Network for Brain Injury in Scotland.

He is chairing a short life working party on brain injury in Scottish prisons which reports to the National Prison Healthcare Network and the Justice Committee. He is Research Director for clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology training at the University of Glasgow and co-Director of the MSc in Global Mental Health. He has published original research on brain injury in peer reviewed journals for 30 years.

His most recent research focusses on long term outcome after brain injury, including change in disability over time, late mortality and models of outcome

Brian Levine, Ph.D., C.Psych., ABPP-cn

Executive functions and rehabilitation - Day One Plenary

Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences; Professor of Psychology and Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto

Dr. Brian Levine obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of South Florida and completed fellowships in clinical neuropsychology at McLean Hospital in Boston and cognitive neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute. He has published over 140 peer reviewed scientific articles and chapters on memory, frontal lobe function, traumatic brain injury, aging, dementia, and rehabilitation as well as Mind and the Frontal Lobes: Cognition, Behavior, and Brain Imaging (2012, Oxford University Press) and Goal Management Training® intervention for executive deficits (with Ian Robertson and Tom Manly).

He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science and recipient of the 2015 International Neuropsychological Society's Benton award for mid-career research achievement. His research has been funded by federal agencies (CIHR, NIH) continuously for the past 18 years, receiving nearly $7 million in funding as a principal investigator.

Dr. Levine, a board-certified neuropsychologist, is clinically active, providing expert opinions in cases involving brain injury, dementia, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Levine is frequently called upon to communicate research findings to health professionals and the general public.

He has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBC radio, USA Today, Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, Wired, New York Magazine, and Discovery Health.

Russell M. Bauer, PhD, ABPP

Patient treatment matching: developing process specific memory interventions - Day One Plenary

University of Florida Depts. of Clinical and Health Psychology and Neurology Professor; Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical psychology; UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

Russell M. Bauer, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of clinical and health psychology and neurology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. He received his doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1979 after completing an internship in clinical psychology at UF. He joined the faculty of the UF department of clinical and health psychology in 1980 and he has served as the director of the department’s internship program (1987-1992), director of the Ph.D. program (2000-2006) and as department chair (2006-2011). He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Bauer has more than 30 years of experience in neurobehavioral research, doctoral training and clinical service. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed publications on traumatic brain injury and other brain disorders and neurobehavioral syndromes. His current research involves evaluation of concussion management protocols, and examination of structure-function relationships involving memory dysfunction, sleep disturbance and neuropsychiatric symptoms after sports-related concussion and civilian and military traumatic brain injury. He leads the interdisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Research Group at UF, a group focused on developing translational research protocols.

Dr. Bauer is a member and past president of both the International Neuropsychological Society and the American Psychological Association’s Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology). He is a recipient of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology’s Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award and the Beverly Thorn Award for Outstanding Service from the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology.

Clinical Interests:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia and memory disorders

Research Interests:

  • Concussion management protocols
  • Diagnosis of preclinical dementia
  • Structure-function relationships in memory disorders
  • Neuroimaging
  • Comparative neuropsychology

Professor Jonathan Evans

Positive psychology - Day One Plenary

Jon Evans is Professor of Applied Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow and honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Jon was the first Clinical Director of the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

In 2000 he was awarded the May Davidson Award by the British Psychological Society in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of clinical psychology within 10 years of qualification. He is now Programme Director for the MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology programme at the University of Glasgow.

Jon has published more than 140 papers, books and book chapters in the field of cognitive neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Neuropsychological Society and is chair of the International Liaison Committee for the INS. He is an Executive Editor of the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and is a co-author of the Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome and the Cambridge Prospective Memory Test.

Our Workshop and Symposium Presenters for Day Two

Dr Ailie Clark

Emotion monitoring and biofeedback - Day Two

Dr Clark recently graduated as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Edinburgh where she completed her specialist placement in Forensic Learning Disability. She previously worked in a range of neuropsychology settings as an Assistant Psychologist and since finishing the doctorate returned to work in Graham Anderson House. Dr Clark has a particular interest in the application and modification of psychological therapy for people with brain injury, systemic working and the use of online social networking in marginalised populations.

Jan McIntosh-Brown

Social rehabilitation in action - Day Two

Jan has worked as a speech and language therapist for 20 years, initially in Australia with people with disabilities, before relocating to Scotland in 2011 and working with BIRT.

Her interests are supporting people in the area of social communication and trialling techniques more commonly used in field of developmental disability such as autism.

Dr Andrew Bateman

Live research lab - Day Two

Andrew has worked in research and clinical rehabilitation since 1990, the year he qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist (East London). He completed a PhD in Neuropsychology in 1997 (Birmingham).

He has been leading the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Ely, UK) since 2002 and is especially interested in outcome research, executive functions, assistive technology, dyspraxia & Rasch Analysis.

He has recently edited a new book “The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Workbook” with Rachel Winson and Barbara Wilson published by Guilford Press.

Dr Sue Copstick

New ways of identifying rehabilitation needs and working with families in the community - Day Two

Sue took over the role of Clinical Director in March 2014. Her career in Neuroscience has involved clinical, teaching and research work at the South West Neuroscience Centre, Plymouth and the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow.

Her interests lie in improving neuropsychological assessment of brain function to the integration of positive psychology approaches within the Neurobehavioural model of brain injury rehabilitation.

Deirdre Healy

BIRT Question Time on Concussion - Day Two

Deirdre is committed to ensuring that her clients have access to the best possible rehabilitation following their life changing injury and to obtaining damages to help them to improve their future quality of life. She has recovered in excess of £100 million pounds of compensation during her career.

Deirdre was joint winner of the UKABIF (UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum) Lawyer of the Year Award in November 2015 and is a Trustee of the brain injury charity, HIP in Cheshire.

Dr Sara da Silva Ramos

How to set-up and run your own ABI research project: A step-by-step guide - Day Two

Sara is a Chartered Psychologist who started her career in Portugal, working at the Language Research Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Medicine before moving to England where she completed a Masters in Cognitive Neuropsychology and a PhD investigating the relationship between language and cognition. Sara joined the Trust in 2011.

Currently she focuses on the outcomes of acquired brain injury rehabilitation, and evaluating the usefulness of technology to support independent living.

Dr Pam Brown MSc Clin. Neuro., D.Clin.Psy., B.A. (Hons) Psychology, CPsychol, HCPC registered

Emotion monitoring and biofeedback - Day Two

Pamela works with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust. Prior to this she worked within Addictions and Alcohol Related Brain Damage services. She has experience working with individuals with cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties following acquired brain injury. Pamela has interests in mindfulness, use of assistive technology for cognition, biofeedback in recognition and management of emotions, working with co-morbid substance misuse difficulties, as well as engaging with families.

  • Member of the Scottish Head Injury Forum (SHIF) committee
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Jacqueline Smith

Developing social communication skills after ABI - Day Two

Jacqueline has worked at Graham Anderson House for four years. This is her first position since graduating from University of Strathclyde and she has found building rapport with individuals the most rewarding part of her work. Jacqueline's main interest is working with adults with brain injury to maintain the important relationships in their life through social communication group work. she is studying to become a yoga teacher this year and hopes this can inform her social communication work.

Dr Miles Rogish

Resilience and positive psychology - Day Two

Miles is the Consultant Clinical Psychologist at York House, York. He has worked for BIRT since 2003 at the two BIRT hospitals in Yorkshire (York House and Goole Neurorehabilitation Centre). He trained and worked at the University of Florida and has also worked for the University of Hull as a Clinical Tutor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapies.

His research interests include traumatic brain injury, neurobehavioural rehabilitation, and the impact of neurological disability on family systems functioning.

Dr Leon Watts

Therapy and assessment in embodied virtual reality - Day Two

Leon Watts researches the effects of digital mediation on interpersonal communication, towards facilitating positive and equitable contributions to joint human activities. His work has a particular focus on how mediation influences the way people think and feel about one another.

He takes an interdisciplinary approach to communication contexts, combining psychological and computational expertise in his analytical and design work. He enjoys the challenge of mixed-methods research, including the tensions and complementarities that may arise from the application of heterogeneous analyses, always towards the generation of new insights on the mediation of human communication experiences.

Dr Inga-Lill Boman

Technologies to support persons with cognitive impairment - Day Two

Inga-Lill achieved a master degree in occupational therapy (2003), and a PhD (2009). She had post-doc (2010-2013 at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet. Inga-Lill is working as a researcher and rehabilitation and care developer at a rehabilitation clinic in Stockholm. Her research and practice interest on new technology for persons with cognitive impairment.

Inga-Lill is PI for a project focusing on internet based rehabilitation for patients with mild cognitive impairment. She is also PI for developing a hospital training apartment for patients with cognitive impairment and living lab.

Dr Nicholas Behn

Live research lab - Day Two

Nicholas is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who graduated from The University of Sydney, Australia in 1999 with a BAppSc in Speech Pathology. He worked as a Speech and Language Therapist both in Australia and UK with a keen interest in working with people with neurological conditions. He completed a research masters degree through the University of Sydney focused on the effect of communication partner training for paid carers for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

His PhD, which was completed through City, University of London was focused on investigating the effect of project-based treatment for improving communication skills and quality of life in people with ABI. Nicholas lectures on brain injury at both Essex and City University, been involved in policy development through the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and has given regular talks to practicing therapists on the assessment and management of people with brain injury.

He is a research affiliate of both the Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia (CCRE) and Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery (CRE) and is currently the Trial Manager on the SUPERB trial at City, University of London examining adjustment for people with aphasia post-stroke.

Rachel Thomson

Developing social communication skills after ABI - Day Two

With 11 years of neuro experience Rachel has worked across Glasgow and Cambridgeshire, specialising in stroke and head injury.

She now works part-time at Graham Anderson House in Glasgow and has a particular interest in communication partner training and supporting relationships post-injury.

Sarah Clifford

New ways of identifying rehabilitation needs and working with families in the community - Day Two

Sarah has 24 years’ experience in not-for-profit and government communications for various organisations including the Home Office and The National Trust.

After five years as Communications Director at the Independent Police Complaints Commission, from 2008 she headed up communications at national charity Young Epilepsy, joining The Disabilities Trust in 2011 to lead its marketing, digital and media, fundraising and public affairs activity.

Kathy Tier

Live research lab - Day Two

Kathy is a Research Manager for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) working at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials & Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), hosted by the University of Southampton.

Her role is to identify research areas for NIHR Commissioned Calls for the following programmes: Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR), Efficacy & Mechanism Evaluation (EME) and Public Health Research (PHR). Her main interests are in primary and community care, secondary and emergency care.

Rosie Exell

Developing social communication skills after ABI - Day Two

Rosie trained at Birmingham City University and graduated in 2014 before briefly working for The Speech Therapy Practice, a private SLT practice in the midlands.

RosieI started working at The Woodmill in Cullompton in 2015 and while working at The Woodmill she has worked for the Total Communication Now Service within Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust, as well as on the stroke and acute medical wards in Torbay Hospital.

Dr Brian O'Neill

Thinking technology: Technology to support self-control of behaviour and Putting the “neuro” back in “neurobehavioural” - Day Two

Brian is the Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Graham Anderson House,Glasgow. He joined BIRT in 2009 and draws on experience from the Central Scotland Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre; Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit and West of Scotland Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre.

He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, examining assistive technologies for cognition. In a Chief Scientist Office funded project, Dr O'Neill has developed Guide, an automated prompting technology to enable independent activity, for which he has won awards from both The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum in 2011 and in 2014 from Laing-Buisson.

Dr Stuart Anderson

BIRT Question Time on Concussion - Day Two

Dr Stuart Anderson holds an NHS appointment of Lead Consultant Neuropsychologist / Head of Neuropsychology at the Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is listed in the Specialist Register of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and is also a member of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and National Academy of Neuropsychologists (NAN).

He has served on the BPS Division of Neuropsychology Committee and in various BPS roles including post-qualification training, as an examiner for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN), and as a National Assessor. He is a past Chair of OPSYRIS (Organisation for Psychological Research Into
Stroke) and was Program Chair for the First and Second European Symposia on Symptom Validity Assessment (Wurzburg, Germany 2009 and London, UK 2011). His current interests include traumatic brain injury and neuro-oncology.

Mike Brown

Therapy and assessment in embodied virtual reality - Day Two

Mike qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2014, from the University of Leeds DClinPsych course. Since qualifying he has worked in the private sector, NHS and now works for BIRT in Leeds. He has previous experience working in both acquired brain injury and secondary care mental health services.

He now works with service users at Daniel Yorath House, a residential neuro-behavioural rehabilitation unit that provides interdisciplinary care to people who have had an acquired brain injury.

Zack Lyons

Therapy and assessment in embodied virtual reality - Day Two

Zack is a Doctoral Research Engineer at the University of Bath’s Centre for Digital Entertainment. He is working towards his EngD on a collaborative research project between Designability, the Centre for Digital Entertainment, and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust.

Zack graduated from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath in 2013 and has previously worked at Thales Air Operations. His interests include software accessibility solutions, modelling real world environments, and engaging young people with science and technology.

Jenny Orr

How to set-up and run your own ABI research project: A step-by-step guide - Day Two

Jenny qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) from York St. John University in 2006, and began working at Daniel Yorath House the same year. She is the Senior OT at Daniel Yorath House, providing residential rehabilitation with an emphasis upon community re-integration and development of functional skills, working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Her role as an OT is to assess for and implement specialised rehabilitation for clients following brain injury, as well as working with families and the service users support network to maximise potential. Jenny gained an MSc level qualification in Advanced Clinical Practice (Neurological Rehabilitation) in 2015. On completion of the MSc Jenny acquired experience as an independent OT and since 2016 has worked as a Consultant OT for JS Parker, fulfilling this role alongside full time work for BIRT.

Fran Brander MSc, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP

Intensive upper limb neurorehabilitation - Day Two

Fran Brander is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She trained at Guy’s Hospital School of Physiotherapy.

She obtained her MSc in Advanced Neurophysiotherapy at UCL. She specialises in complex inpatient and stroke rehabilitation and has a special interest in upper limb rehabilitation.

Kate Kelly MSc BSc (Hons) BAOT

Intensive upper limb neurorehabilitation - Day Two

Kate Kelly is a Clinical Specialist Occuapational Therapist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurology and is clinical lead for hyper-acute stroke, acute brain injury and neurorehabilitation OT services.

She specialises in stroke rehabilitation and complex inpatient neurorehabilitation with a special interest in upper limb and vocational rehabilitation.

Nick Ward, MBBS BSc MD FRCP, Reader in Clinical Neurology & Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Intensive upper limb neurorehabilitation - Day Two

Nick Ward is a Reader in Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist. His clinical and research interest is in stroke and neurorehabilitation and in particular the assessment and treatment of upper limb dysfunction. He uses structural and functional brain imaging techniques to investigate mechanisms of impairment and recovery after stroke.

Professor Annette Sterr

BIRT Question Time on Concussion - Day Two

Professor Annette Sterr completed her PhD at the University of Konstanz, in 1998. She joined the University of Surrey as Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurospsychology in 2003, where she was Head of Psychology and Associate Dean for International Relations until 2011. She held previous positions at the Universities of Konstanz, Zurich and Liverpool, and is visiting researcher at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her research focuses on clinical neuroscience with particular emphasis on functional brain organization and plasticity and neurological rehabilitation, and sleep. A particular area of interest concerns neural markers of performance modulation outside laboratory settings.

Dr David Gillanders, CPsychol.

Using acceptance, mindfulness and values in living with acquired brain injury - Day Two

David Gillanders is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, member of the British Psychological Society, Health & Care Professions Council, British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy and a founder member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. He is a senior lecturer in clinical psychology at the University of Edinburgh and Academic Director of the doctoral programme in clinical psychology. He leads a programme of research into the application of contextual behavioural science to living well with ill health, as well research into training, supervision and basic measurement in behavioural science. He has published more than 30 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters, and is co-author of the self-help book, “Better Living with IBS”. He is a peer reviewed ACT trainer with ACBS. The peer review is the international association’s mark of high quality, high fidelity ACT training as evidenced by the applicant submitting a portfolio of training work (including observations) to be reviewed by independent ACT experts.

Magdalena Ietswaart

BIRT Question Time on Concussion - Day Two

Magdalena Ietswaart is a neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Stirling. Her basic-science research is concerned with behavioural and neural correlates of perception and action. Her applied work is on motor rehabilitation in stroke and on brain injury diagnostics and prevention, most recently in sport medicine on the subject of football heading summarised on the StirlingBrains.org website.

Lauren O’Neill

Social rehabilitation in action - Day Two

Lauren has worked at Graham Anderson House as an occupational therapist for seven years. Her key areas of interest are working with complex cases, discharge planning and supporting children who have a family member with a brain injury.

Alasdair John FitzGerald FRCPE, MRCGP, MICGP

Medications useful in the acute and sub acute management of acquired brain injury cases - Day Two

Alasdair is the Consultant in NHS Lothian Department of Neurorehabilitation, and Scottish Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service in Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Having worked initially in general practice / family medicine, he has specialised in rehabilitation medicine since 2003. Prior to his current appointment, Alasdair also worked as Consultant in Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit in Glasgow and as a Neurorehabilitation Consultant with NHS Highland in Scotland. Clinical areas of interest are brain injury rehabilitation; neuro-oncological rehabilitation and acute hospital liaison.

Academic roles include lecturing and examiner commitments with Edinburgh University and Queen Margaret University; and local lead role in specialist training.

His research interests are in anoxic brain injury and endocrine impairments in brain injury. He has administrative roles with British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (Scottish Coordinator) and Scottish Acquired Brain Injury Network, as well as being actively involved in reconfiguration / redesign plans for the Astley Ainslie Hospital.

More speakers to be added soon – watch this space!