Professorial Lecture Webinar Series #5 – Traumatic Brain Injury
In industrialised countries traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of disability for young adults. Advances in medical care over the last few decades have dramatically increased survival rates for those who receive severe injuries. However, this decrease in mortality has been accompanied by an increase in morbidity. This lecture will focus on the prediction of survival and patterns of recovery following significant traumatic brain injury. Aspects of outcome to be considered include the value of neurophysiological variables in predicting outcome and therefore informing triage decisions during acute care, the long term pattern of improvement in cognitive functioning over the first five years following injury, psychosocial outcome for the survivors, and the needs of family members who provide the majority of the long term care for survivors.
As we celebrate our University’s 50th anniversary in 2020, our Professorial Lecture Series showcases research excellence across a number of disciplines. Our Professors collectively represent a body of expertise that translates research of directly practical importance to our place in the tropics.
|Professor Nigel V. Marsh|
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Director of Professional Programs
Professor Nigel Marsh is a New Zealand-trained clinical psychologist. He has held academic appointments in Clinical Psychology in Australia, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Professor in Clinical Psychology at the Norwich Medical School of the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), an Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Science and Technology at Sunway University (Malaysia), and has spent three periods as a Visiting Professor at the University of Oviedo (Spain) where he worked with the Health Sciences Research Group on School Learning, Difficulties and Academic Performance. Professor Marsh has served as a consultant in the areas of healthy ageing, occupational health, genetics, and rehabilitation. The majority of his research publications deal with the assessment of the psychosocial consequences of traumatic injuries or chronic illness for both the individual and their familial caregivers.
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