Prof. Barbara Wilson


Professor Barbara A Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 41 years. She has won many awards for her work including an OBE for services to rehabilitation in 1a998 and five lifetime achievement awards (from the British Psychological Society; the International Neuropsychological Society; The National Academy of Neuropsychology; The Encephalitis Society and The National Health Service/Midlands and East Region).  In  2011 she received the Ramon Y Cahal award from the International Neuropsychiatric Association. In December 2014 she received the M.B.Shapiro award from The British Psychological Society. She is past president of the British Neuropsychological Society and The International Neuropsychological Society. She has published 26 books (with another in press), over 300 journal articles and chapters and 8 neuropsychological tests. She is editor of the journal “Neuropsychological Rehabilitation” .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. She is a Fellow of The British Psychological Society, The Academy of Medical Sciences and The Academy of Social Sciences. She is honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney and the University of East Anglia. She has an honorary degree from The University of East Anglia and another from The University of Córdoba in Argentina.


Books written while at the Raphael Hospital

2014   Wilson B.A, Winegardner J & Ashworth F(2014)  Life After Brain Injury: Survivors’ Stories   Hove: Psychology Press

2015  Wilson B.A , Robertson C and Mole J  (2015) Identity Unknown: How Acute Brain Disease Can Affect Knowledge of Oneself and Others  Hove: Psychology Press

2016 Wilson B.A, Dhamapurkar S and Rose A:  Surviving Brain Injury After Assault: Gary’s Story Hove: Psychology Press

2017 Winson R, Wilson B.A and Bateman A (eds)  2017 The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Workbook. New York: Guilford Press

2017  Wilson B.A, Winegardner J, van Heugten C & Ownsworth T (eds)

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: The International Handbook Abingdon:Routledge

 2018  Wilson B.A, Allen P, Rose A and Kubikova V

Locked-In syndrome after brain damage: living within my head Abingdon: Routledge