15 May 2020 - Meet the Expert Prof Jane Powell
Unlocking lives after brain injury
Sudden brain injury, whether the result of head injury or illness, sends shock waves through people’s lives. Abilities change, and so too do relationships and roles; jobs and incomes may be lost or jeopardised; emotions run high. The world has become a very different place for the person and for the families, friends, and colleagues with whom their lives are intertwined.
But nothing is static or immutable. For some people, life gets back onto its previous track; others pivot towards new ways of being and doing. Levels of engagement, productivity, and wellbeing can improve at any stage – and access to opportunities, support, and expert guidance are often crucial enablers.
On behalf of Headway Surrey, Professor Powell’s talk will focus on some new data casting light on factors influencing people’s quality of life after brain injury, and on some of the ways in which well-focused support from a range of sources is demonstrably effective in helping them to expand and enrich their lives even many years after the injury.
Suitable for GPs, other medical professionals, therapists, support workers, social workers, employers, employment advisors, lawyers and people with ABI and their families.
Friday 15th May 2020, 2pm-2.30pm.
Free Event - Just register and we will send you the link to the webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your: full name, company name, and profession. If a profession is not applicable, then please put your interest in this talk eg. survivor of ABI, family member/carer, medical trainee, university student.
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Professor Jane Powell is a clinical neuropsychologist who has specialised in the development and evaluation of rehabilitative interventions for adults with acquired brain injury. With clinical colleagues in the UK and internationally, she has been centrally involved in pioneering a new model of community-based rehabilitation [Outreach] and in developing tools to assess functional and quality of life outcomes. She has published many articles on these topics, and is currently working with Headway Surrey and with the Outreach Team at Homerton Hospital to develop and enhance current provision.
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