Dr. Caroline Schnakers has been working as a clinical scientist in the neurorehabilitation field for the past 15 years. Her work focuses on research on brain-injured patients with Disorders of Consciousness (DOC) and, more particularly, on the assessment of their brain activity and cognitive functions using behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques. She has published more than 100 articles (H-index: 52) in international peer reviewed journals such as Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Nature Reviews Neurology and Lancet.

Dr. Schnakers currently serves as the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Disorders of Consciousness for the International Brain Injury Association and as the Assistant Director at the Research Institute of Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare (Pomona, CA).