Brain Injury and Cognitive Impairment
Dr Rob Agnew has been working with brain injured individuals since 2002 in a variety of roles across a range of contexts. For his first degree in psychology (2004) he created a computerised, virtual-reality game environment that was sensitive to executive dysfunction in individuals who had passed the regular psychological tests used. His doctorate thesis was a continuation of this tool and a review of the literature on cognitive rehabilitation. Since earning his doctorate from UCL in 2008 Rob has worked in many of the major centres of brain injury rehabilitation in the South East and has undertaken work for the courts and, insurance companies and case managers in assessing and treating individuals with brain injury and the cognitive, behavioural, emotional and relational after effects with both adults and children.
Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and Somatised Conditions
Having designed and led the FiND Programme at the Bethlem Royal Hospital Dr Rob Agnew has highly specialist skills in the treatment of FND. Although poorly understood at present the FiND Programme, setup by Suzanne Roche for NHS South London and the Maudsley Foundation Trust, effectively rehabilitates individuals using a range of approaches delivered by a multi-disciplinary team.