Specializing solely in post-acute brain injury since 1982

The Robert L. Moody Prize 2006 Recipient

moody_2006_recipient.jpgThe winner of the 2006 Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation is Dr. Barbara Wilson.

Dr. Barbara Wilson qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1977 and since 1979 has worked in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, first at Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre in Oxford, then at Charing Cross Hospital, London and at The University of Southampton Medical School. Since 1990, she has been a senior scientist at The Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. In 1996, Wilson established The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely. She is director of research at this centre, a visiting Professor of Rehabilitation Studies at the University of Southampton and is currently president of The International Neuropsychological Society.

In 1984, Dr. Wilson was awarded the May Davidson award for outstanding contributions to Clinical Psychology. In 1998 she was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Years Honours List for services to medical rehabilitation and in 2000 she was awarded a distinguished scientist award from the British Psychological Society. In 2002 Barbara was named the "Professional of the Year" by The Encephalitis Support Group and in 2003 she won The British Psychological Society’s annual book of the year award for her book ”Case Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.“ She is a Fellow of The British Psychological Society, The Academy of Medical Sciences and The Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences.