Beth Wicks is an Education Consultant, specialising in acquired brain injury (ABI). She has worked with young people with acquired brain injury, their families and schools for over 25 years. She acted in an advisory and training capacity to education providers and completed expert witness reports for the court. She has now retired from those aspects of her work but continues to work on specific projects.
She has been involved in research regarding school difficulties following acquired brain injuries, spoken regularly at national and international conferences and has written or co-authored many publications, including the textbooks: Educating Children with Acquired Brain Injuries and Effective Learning for Adults with Brain Injury (in press).
She has been a consultant to a number of innovative projects and programmes for young people with acquired brain injury and regularly contributed teaching sessions for post graduate courses in paediatric neurodisability and neuropsychology.
In addition to being a founding board member of the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society, she is a member of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group; has previously run family and teenage support groups for the Child Brain Injury Trust; has acted as an advisor for the Encephalitis Society and Meningitis Now; and has been a trustee of Headway, the brain injury association.