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Executive Committee

TBI-REPORTER is a multidisciplinary, multi-centre, UK-wide, national collaboration of over 50 investigators with demonstrable, field leading experience in: epidemiology and cohort management; informatics, record linkage and database interoperability; cognitive and behavioural testing; imaging; biomarker science; genetic risk factors and their analysis; neuropathology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine and neurology research; human physiology, vascular, metabolic and immunological studies; models of human disease; target validation; and experimental medicine.

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David K Menon (Principal Investigator)
Section Lead PACE, Department of Medicine, PI in the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and Co-Chair, Acute Brain Injury Programme, University of Cambridge. He is a global leader in clinical TBI research, has jointly led two Lancet Neurology Commissions on TBI (2017, 2022); He Chairs the European Brain Injury Consortium, jointly co-ordinated the CENTER TBI study, and is Joint Lead of InTBIR
Chloe Hayward (Co-Chair TBI-REPORTER Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Committee)
Executive Director of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF). UKABIF is a charity and membership organisation focussed on raising awareness and improving access to care and support for people with acquired brain injuries and their families. UKABIF is connected to many clinical and legal professionals, academics, care providers, voluntary organisations and lobbying groups and provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury.
Peter J Hutchinson (Co-PI; Experimental Medicine Network Coordinator)
NIHR Senior Investigator, Director of the NIHR Brain Injury Medtech Co-operative and NIHR Global Health Research Group on Acquired Brain and Spine Injury at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Research interests include traumatic brain injury (CI multicentre RCTs, neuro-monitoring in ITU, and functional brain imaging)
Fiona Lecky, (Co-PI; Stakeholder Committee Coordinator)
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Sheffield, Honorary Chair at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Emergency Physician at Salford Royal Hospital Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. She is Research Director of the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN), CENTER TBI investigator and is Topic Adviser for the 2023 NICE Head Injury Guideline
James Piercy (Co-Chair TBI-REPORTER Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Committee).
James is a traumatic brain injury survivor and patient advocate. He is outreach lead for the NIHR Brain Injury med tech co-operative and trustee of United Kingdom Acquired Brian Injury Forum. He works extensively to raise awareness of brain injury and promotes patient involvement and engagement in research. James works as Communications and engagement officer at Bioscience research institute The John Innes Centre and is an honorary lecturer in science communication.
David J Sharp (Co-PI; Biomarkers Resource Coordinator)
Honorary Consultant Neurologist (Imperial NHS Trust). Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute Care Research & Technology Centre and the Imperial College Clinical Imaging Facility. Leads multiple TBI programmes including BioAx/CREACTIVE, ADVANCE TBI (UK military veteran study) and the Advanced Brain Health Clinic (retired professional athletes)
Willie Stewart (Co-PI, Data Hub Coordinator)
Consultant Neuropathologist (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde) and Honorary Professor (University of Glasgow and University of Pennsylvania) and leads the international, NINDS supported CONNECT-TBI neuropathology program in addition to multiple collaborative research programmes exploring TBI outcomes, including PREVENT Dementia TBI studies (BrainHOPE; RFC; IPV) and the FIELD studies
Simon Thompson (Co-PI)
Chief Technology Officer at Secure eResearch Platform (SeRP);Professor of Health Informatics at Swansea University. Systems architect with many years’ NHS and academic experience; Deputy Associate Director, DPUK, with a key role in the ongoing development of the DPUK Data Portal.