Research that matters
Bridging the gap between scientists and practitioners
- Tuesday 2 May 2017, 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
- TB 20 A
- Open to:
- Public, Staff, Students, Alumni
- Dr Marco Mion
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS FT
Clinical practice faces us with several complex decisions on a daily basis.
The scientist-practitioner psychologist is trained in using evidence-based approaches in the assessment and treatment of mental health, behavioural and cognitive difficulties. It is not uncommon, however, for some clinical dilemmas to receive relatively little attention and research.
In this presentation Dr Marco Mion will focus on three different areas where there is untapped potential for clinically relevant, high quality research – in two cases with cost implications for our National Health System.
These areas revolve around
- The assessment of Mental Capacity in acute stroke
- Visuo-perceptual rehabilitation after stroke
- Research into psychosocial outcomes after out of hospital cardiac arrest
Dr Marco Mion received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2010 with a thesis on the neuropsychological and neuroimaging markers of early stage Alzheimer’s disease. As a PhD student, he spent 1 year in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Addenbrookes’ Hospital (Cambridge) and developed a keen interest for clinical work with patients experiencing neurological problems. Following his PhD he worked for BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust – inpatient neurobehavioural rehabilitation), two Memory Services (Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT; North East London NHS FT), one Community Neurorehabilitation Team (CSH Surrey) and an acute stroke unit (Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS FT – his current job). He is due to start a new job in August 2017 for West London Mental Health NHS Trust as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, working both in acute and community neurorehabilitation (stroke/neuro).