Dr Ava Easton is the Chief Executive of The Encephalitis Society.

Ava has produced and published several papers, and more recently a book (Life After Encephalitis) on various aspects of encephalitis and its after-effects; she also speaks at conferences and provides lectures and training on acquired brain injury, and encephalitis and its consequences, for health, education and social care professionals, worldwide. 

Ava is involved in a number of research studies looking into the processes and outcomes of encephalitis and is an Honorary Fellow at The University of Liverpool, UK.

Ava also provides consultancy to various press and media, is a book reviewer for The Lancet Neurology and book editor for Brain Injury Journal.


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