Brain injury and rehabilitation with Jenny Clarke and Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg

Season 4, Episode 1,   Jul 27, 2023, 02:42 PM

Episode 1: Brain injury and rehabilitation

In the first episode of the new series, host Professor Belinda Lennox talks to Jenny Clarke, CEO and co-founder of the charity SameYou.

SameYou’s vision is to transform the way brain injury survivors and their loved ones are supported through emotional, mental health and cognitive recovery services, and was founded following Jenny’s daughter Emilia’s experiences of brain injury and recovery.

They are joined by Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg, Director of Oxford’s Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging(WIN) and head of the Plasticity Group which studies how the brain changes when we learn, get older, or when we recover from damage such as stroke.

The conversation delves into what happens to the brain when it suffers an injury or stroke, the role of neuroplasticity in recovery and the vital role of nurses in the future of rehabilitation.