Dr Steven John Allder is a Consultant Neurologist at Re:Cognition Health. He is currently using his clinical expertise to focus on the assessment of patients with traumatic brain injury.
Dr Allder has also established the first emotion-focused service for medically unexplained neurological symptoms. Alongside this clinical work, Dr Allder is embarking on a research project looking at the long term impact of autonomic responses provoked by acute traumatic injuries; specifically, how certain autonomic responses to acute trauma set up changes in underlying brain networks that create and maintain long term neurological and pain syndromes.
As a certified Consultant Neurologist, Dr Allder has expertise in general neurology clinics that included headache, assessment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders, and neuromuscular disease. He has sub-specialist interest in acute brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, dizziness and medically unexplained symptoms. He has a proven track record in the clinical research of cerebrovascular disease.
Dr Allder is lead clinician in research collaboration between Re:Cognition Health, The Aston Brain Centre and Nottingham University, exploiting functional imaging in the assessment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Dr Allder is a Medico-legal expert in the field of neurology, his areas of expertise include;
• Head injury
• Loss of memory
• Acute stroke
• Hypoxic brain injury
• Delayed diagnosis cerebral tumours
• All successfully defended
• Dissociated state/Dizziness
• Confusional Arousal
• Cerebral Lupus
• Epileptic amnesia
• Post stroke
• Spinal/plexus injury
• Chronic neurological pain
• Post traumatic confusion
• Medically unexplained symptoms
This work has also given me several important additional insights, which makes my involvement in cases genuinely interesting and rewarding professionally. Dr Allder states that the medico-legal avenue could be a very powerful way to pursue his passion for service design and, that here is great need for more precision of conditions in medicine.