ON Monday 29 January 2018, Prof Barbara Wilson of the Oliver Zangwill Centre in Cambridge in the United Kingdom presented a lecture on ‘Integrating Theory and Practice in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation’ at Wits University.
The lecture was a continuation of the Brain Matters Seminar Series, supported by the DST-NRF Centre for Excellence in Human Development at Wits University, JIAS, the Wits Cortex Club, and the Southern African Neuroscience Society.
Practising neuropsychologists working in adult brain injury rehabilitation use a range of theoretical approaches in their clinical work. In 2002, Prof Barbara Wilson of the Oliver Zangwill Centre in Cambridge in the United Kingdom published a study which argued that rehabilitation was one of many fields needing a broad theoretical base incorporating frameworks, theories and models from many different areas. This presentation considered some of the theories and models that had have had the greatest influence on neuropsychological rehabilitation.
Professor Wilson is a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 40 years. She has won many awards for her work, including an OBE.