His main research interest is acquired brain injury in children: how to prevent it, how best to treat it in the early intensive care phase and above all how best to optimise outcomes through rehabilitation. He is developing methods to allow careful, systematic clinical trials of novel rehabilitation treatments to see if they improve outcome.
He also collaborates with basic scientists in Newcastle and elsewhere exploring novel treatments for epilepsies in childhood
He was UK national training advisor in paediatric neurology 2003-9 and co-edited the Oxford Specialist Handbook in Paediatric Neurology (second edition due March 2012). He was on the editorial board of the journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology from 2004-2011. He is a Trustee of the UK Children's Neurological Research Campaign
PhD FRCPCH MRCP DCH MA(Cantab) BM BCh
Optimisation of recovery from acquired brain injury in children. Measurement of participation of disabled children, and of factors affecting this.
Paediatric rehabilitation, epilepsy
2011-2015. Phase 1 trial of 5% carbogen in the management of paediatric non-convulsive status epilepticus. Epilepsy Research UK. £25k.
Senior editor, Oxford Specialist Handbook of Paediatric Neurology 2007 (second edition in press). Oxford University Press.
Former National Training Adviser in Paediatric Neurology 2004-2010.