Kate Radford

Session Title:

Return to Work After Acquired Brain Injury: An Overview of Vocational Rehabilitation Interventions

Biography: 

Kate Radford is an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Research (Long Term Conditions) at the Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing of Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK.

Kate Radford qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1990, working predominantly in neurological rehabilitation. Her PhD involved developing and validating tests to predict driving safety in people with Long Term Neurological Conditions (LTNC) including traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Following clinical work in a community neurological rehabilitation team in 2003, she became interested in vocational rehabilitation (VR) and this is the primary focus of her research.

Currently funded projects include trials to determine the feasibility of measuring the effects and cost effectiveness of early intervention to prevent job loss in people with TBI and stroke, inflammatory arthritis and cancer and to investigate implementation barriers to VR delivery.