Dr Virginia Newcombe is one of the three clinical researchers who have been awarded fellowships by the Health Foundation – working with the Academy of Medical Sciences. She will receive leadership training provided by the Health Foundation, and mentoring support from the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Fellowships support translational research that will make a long-term difference to the quality of patient care.
Dr Newcombe’s project focuses on traumatic brain injury – caused by car accidents, falls and assaults, which affects around one million people. She is collecting evidence using MRI to show with which injuries people will experience ongoing problems. Taking the guesswork out of traumatic brain injury will give patients and their families more certainty about the future.
“The project could cast new light on traumatic brain injury to help us predict on-going issues so we can give the best treatment. What we learn has enormous potential to improve a patient’s recovery and ultimately the quality of the life they will go on to enjoy”.
For further information please click http://www.health.org.uk/areas-of-work/programmes/clinician-scientist-fellowships/fellows/virginia-newcombe