• I have produced a large number of medicolegal reports for court (15-20 per yr) with around 60% for claimant. These cover aspects of brain injury, functional ability and loss, rehabilitation, prognosis and long-term needs and management. Acquired brain injury covers a wide area of conditions including trauma, stroke, infection, cerebral haemorrhage, metabolic and hypoxic causes of injury.
• I have also produced numerous reports on aspects of Mental Capacity, assessing specific decisions as required and determined according to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
• Considered as an international expert on brain injury based on extensive research output and Committees that I sit on.
• Attended medicolegal training at Bond Solon courses including expert witness and report writing.
• Aim to produce reports within 4-6 weeks once all documents are received; I will not take on work if I cannot turn round quickly for instructor. This also means that I produce relatively few, but very detailed reports.
• I will carry out selected home visits if individuals cannot travel.
I studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge and subsequently Edinburgh. I have expertise and understanding of Rehabilitation Medicine that offers a holistic and high quality of medical report. I have written reports in all aspects of Acquired Brain injury and cerebral palsy. I am a high calibre individual with a track record of achieving clinical and academic excellence in this specialty.
Apart from excellent generic rehab skills I am considered an expert in brain injury care and complex spasticity, setting up and delivering high quality patient care. Currently I lead a neurorehabilitation service with in and outpatients, specialised rehabilitation services and several specialised clinics. We have created the Acute Brain Injury Team, a new service, unique in the UK for Head Injury and I have special interests in acquired brain injury, complex spasticity, cerebral palsy, mood disorders after brain injury and pain management with several publications in these areas.
I have a strong academic interest with considerable research experience and teaching. I set up the SHEFBIT cohort which is the largest single centre brain injury cohort in the world and have published extensively. I was awarded my MD for research into Mood Disorders after Brain Injury. At present I sit on the Education Committee of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, am the UK delegate for the European Board of Medical Specialists and am the UK National Training Programme Director for Rehabilitation Medicine. I am also the UK delegate for the European Society for Rehabilitation Medicine. I have also served on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics and the Executive Committee of the BSRM.
I present and lecture extensively in the UK and at international meetings on aspects of brain injury and my research.
Phillip Nichols Prize for Rehabilitation Medicine. (Best research project in Rehabilitation Medicine)
European School Marseille. Prize for best case presentation 2005
George Murdoch Prize for international prosthetics research 2014
CCST Rehabilitation Medicine 2006, European Board Certified Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (UEMS) 2006, MRCP 1995 (first attempt), FRCP 2010, Keele University Senior Clinicians Management Programme 2011, Senior Managers Training Sheffield 2010, Finance Training for Clinicians 2013, Educational and Clinical Supervisors Training 2015, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate 2010, Advanced Trauma & Life Support 2000 (Instructor Status), Medical Ethics Course at Imperial College 2000, NHS Management Course 2005 & 2008, Acupuncture Course 2003 and refresher 2005 & 2010, Medicolegal Report Writing 2007 & 2011 Expert Witness Course 2008, 2011 & 2015
Executive Committee of BSRM 2009- 2013, Education Committee BSRM 2013-present, European Congress Exec Committee (UK representative) 2013-present, National Training Programme Director for RM 2012-present, European Society for PRM 2016-present, ISPO Executive Committee 2012-14