Admission Price: Free to attend, reserve a place
Series: Disability and Social Inclusion Seminar
With Paul Barrett, Brain Injury Researcher and Former Director of
Irish Brain Injury Association, Brí.
LOCATION: Room A214, College Buidling
To reserve a place email Doria Pilling
Perspectives on self-management after strokes and head trauma brain injuries: according to different understandings, self-management can be empowering and desirable for quality of life, or a figleaf excuse for lack of post-acute care services, or a practical necessity for individuals with heterogenous conditions. Paul Barrett looks at published and new research data on self-management for people with brain injuries and in other long-term neurological populations - multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases.
Paul is himself a survivor of a severe brain injury and has been a community worker in Canada, Britain and (currently) Ireland.
Paul was a director of the Irish brain injury association, Brí, from 2005 to 2013. He is now completing "Moving Ahead", a collection of brain injury survivors' perspectives and suggestions for self-management. Up to the time of his own brain injury, Paul was a journalist, copywriter and he wrote for television. His PhD thesis for City University London was "Returning to Work After Head Injury". He has also researched, written and consulted on disability and technology, and on work-returning with disability.
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1.00pm - 2.15pmTuesday 10th December 2013