Professor Barbara A Wilson OBE

The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Rehabilitation

Barbara Wilson is a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for over 40 years. She has won many awards for her work including an OBE for services to rehabilitation in 1998 and five lifetime achievement awards including the parliamentary award for Midlands and East Anglia to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS. She has published 26 books (with two others in press), over 300 journal articles and chapters and 8 neuropsychological tests. She is editor of the journal “Neuropsychological Rehabilitation” which she founded in 1991 and in 1996 she founded the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. A rehabilitation centre in Quito, Ecuador is named after her. She is currently president of the Encephalitis Society and on the management committee of The World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation. The Division of Neuropsychology has named a prize after her, the Barbara Wilson prize for distinguished contributions to neuropsychology.

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Supporting Survivors of Acquired Brain Injury

This seminar discusses ways to address the cognitive, emotional and psychosocial problems faced by people who have survived a non progressive brain injury. We consider ways to reduce their difficulties to help them learn more efficiently and compensate for their problems. We also consider new approaches to reducing emotional consequences of brain injury. The final issue addressed is how to adjust the environment to improve functioning.


  • Jonathon O’Brien: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Jonathon O’Brien
    Royal College of Occupational Therapists – Specialist Section (Neurological Practice).

    Occupational therapy in neurorehabilitation: current situation and challenges for the future.

  • Dr Anita Rose: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Anita Rose
    The Raphael Hospital

    Mental Health and Brain Injury: Promoting mental wellbeing

  • Dr Angus Graham: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Angus Graham
    North Bristol NHS Trust

    Neuro Rehabilitation : Triumphs and Tribulations

  • Ali Mazaheri: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Ali Mazaheri
    Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham

    EEG oscillations during word processing can predict vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease”

  • Dr Mohamed Sakel, FRCP: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Mohamed Sakel, FRCP
    East Kent University NHS Hospital

    Clinical trials using Robotics for mobility rehabilitation