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The Committee

Dr Andrew Bateman

Andrew is lead NeuroRehab clinician and business manager in the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Community Rehabilitation Business Unit. He is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Dept of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. Research funding includes a Post-Doctoral Clinical Academic Research Award from the East of England Strategic Health Authority.

Andrew is a Chartered Physiotherapist. He completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham in 1997 entitled "A Cognitive Neuropsychological Approach to Assessment of Patients with Brain Injury".

Dr Nassif Mansour

Nassif MansourNassif has been a GP in Kingston Upton Thames, Surrey for nearly 20 years. He is GP with Special Interest (GPSI) in Neurology, Mobility Disorders & Falls as well as Community Adults Rehabilitation working across Primary and Secondary Cares. Nassif is also member of and Medical Advisor to Kingston’s Community Neuro-Rehab & Intermediate/Reablement Teams; Member of London Neuroscience Strategic Clinical Network and Member of London Cancer Alliance Brain & CNS Pathway Group

 

Dr Gareth Noble

In 2006 Gareth joined the School of Health Science at Swansea University as a lecturer in pathophysiology and therapeutics, and he is the course leader on the MSc Chronic Conditions Management course as well as leading the development of a new BSc (Hons) Osteopathy course. Additionally Dr Noble is an associate editor for the Physiotherapy Journal and a member of the international editorial advisory board for Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. Previously he has held posts at the University of Nottingham, Keele University and the University of Ulster. Currently he co-leads the new Chronic Conditions Research Group within the Institute of Health Research.

Professor Susan Nancarrow

Susan Nancarrow trained as a podiatrist in Australia, and completed her PhD in health services research at the Australian National University before moving to the UK in 2001 where she has been involved in health workforce research, specifically for older people's services. Susan is particularly interested in interdisciplinary workforce issues and community based service delivery. She was principle investigator on a project funded by the Department of Health's NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme (SDO), examining the impact of workforce flexibility on older people's community based services. She is now involved in a second SDO funded project, which builds on the previous research to examine ways of developing good practice in interprofessional working in older people's community based services

Dr Kate Radford

Kate RadfordDr Kate Radford is Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Research (Long Term Conditions) at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham. Kate qualified as an Occupational Therapist in1990, working predominantly in neurological rehabilitation. Her PhD involved developing and validating tests to predict driving safety in for people with Long Term Neurological Conditions (LTNC) including traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Following clinical work in a community neurological rehabilitation team in 2003, she became interested in vocational rehabilitation (VR) and this is now the main focus of her research.

Recently completed projects include those to map VR services for people with LTNC in England; to evaluate pilot VR services for cancer survivors; a feasibility trial of a stroke specific vocational rehabilitation intervention; evaluation of an early health based intervention to support people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a return to work and studies investigatingimplementation barriers to stroke specific VR delivery. Current research includes a feasibility trial of an early specialist TBI VR intervention and a study evaluating a service development of an early intervention model of VR to support stroke survivors in a return to work

Dr Anita Rose

Dr Anita Rose is a Consultant Neuropsychologist. She works at the Raphael Medical Centre in Tonbridge and also works as an independent Consultant Neuropsychologist across the globe. She has had a passionate interest in Neuropsychology obtaining extensive experience in this field since 1998.

Anita provides significant input into the field of multiple sclerosis via her clinical work, research and consultancy to the MS Groups in the UK, as Vice Chair for the European Neuropsychology Special Interest Group in MS, and acts as a Clinical Advisor to the MS Society in South Africa. She is also known as a Champion for Brain Injury and currently holds the Chair for the acquired Brain Injury Forum London and is an Executive Committee Member for the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum.

Anita is actively involved with the CTN giving workshops and is a sought after speaker across the globe with her message being one of empowerment to both people who have neurological conditions and to health professionals who work in the field of neurology.

Patron

Professor Pam Enderby

Pam Enderby is a speech and language therapist and Professor of Community Rehabilitation in the Institute of General Practice & Primary Care, University of Sheffield.  She has been involved in promoting interprofessional learning and working and was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sheffield up to August 2003.  She has led research programmes into various aspects of therapy, particularly related to models of delivery, effectiveness and outcomes, and has published broadly.