The Project is proposed by the researchers at the University of Cambridge, Division of Anaesthesia and funded in part by the above organisations.

Head of Division

David Menon is Professor and Head of the Division of Anaesthesia, Principal Investigator in the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and Co-Chair of the Acute Brain Injury Programme at the University of Cambridge. In 2013 he was re-appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator as one of the NIHR’s pre-eminent researchers.

In 2006 he was appointed to the British Oxygen Professorship at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is Co-Chair of the Executive Board of the European Brain Injury Consortium, is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a Professorial Fellow in the Medical Sciences at Queens’ College, Cambridge.


Health Foundation/Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellow

Dr Virginia Newcombe completed her PhD in neuroimaging and traumatic brain injury in 2009. Her research interests include using imaging as a biomarker for prognosis, the trajectory of traumatic brain injury and outcomes after critical illness.

With projects based in the Emergency Department and Neurosciences Critical Care Unit her research encompasses the entire spectrum of TBI from mild to severe. She divides her time between research and clinical training in intensive care and emergency medicine.

NIHR Clinical Academic Fellow

Dr Sophie Richter is an NIHR Clinical Academic Fellow and a speciality trainee in Emergency Medicine. Her research interests focus on diagnostic decision making in the emergency setting, especially the diagnosis and prognosis of mild-moderate traumatic brain injury.

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