Professor Barbara Wilson OBE
We are incredibly lucky to have Professor Barbara Wilson, OBE a long standing champion of our work as our President Emeritus.
Barbara Wilson is a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for nearly 40 years.
She has won many awards for her work including an OBE for services to rehabilitation in 1998 and three lifetime achievement awards, one from the British Psychological Society, one from the International Neuropsychological Society and one from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
In September 2011, she received the Ramon Y Cahal award from the International Neuropsychiatric Association. In December 2014, she was honoured with the M.B.Shapiro award, a late career award for clinical psychologists who have achieved eminence in the profession and have had significant impact on the knowledge/practice of British clinical psychology.
Barbara has published 26 books, over 270 journal articles and chapters and eight neuropsychological tests.
She is editor of the journal “Neuropsychological Rehabilitation” which she founded in 1991 and in 1996 she founded the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
A rehabilitation centre in Quito, Ecuador is named after her. She is currently on the management committee of The World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation.
The Division of Neuropsychology has named a prize after her, the Barbara A Wilson prize for distinguished contributions to neuropsychology. 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 and has honorary degrees from The University of East Anglia and The University of Cordoba, Argentina.
Barbara A Wilson, OBE, Ph.D, CPsychol, ScD, FBPsS, FMedSci, AcSS