Professor Gus A Baker

Tribune Neuropsychology Services, University of Liverpool, Walton Centre for Neurology& Neurosurgery

Gus Baker is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Honorary Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist. He has spent the last 30 years dividing his time equally between clinical research and practice. He is the author of over 250 papers, chapters and books on understanding the impact of epilepsy and its treatment. He has made presentations and provided workshops in over 53 countries and served on national and international tasks force relating to the management and treatment of epilepsy. He is the recipient of the BPS life time award for his contribution to Psychology, the Barbara Wilson Award for contributions to Neuropsychology and the Lord Hastings Award for services to Epilepsy. Professor Baker was made an Ambassador for Epilepsy by the ILAE and IBE.

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The additional burden of epilepsy: a psychological and neuropsychological perspective

Epilepsy is a recognised consequence of an acquired brain injury. However, there is often little recognition of the substantial additional burden the condition brings for the individual or their family beyond the head injury. This is despite an extensive literature of the physical, psychological and neuropsychological sequelae. In this presentation, the author will consider the impact of epilepsy and its treatment and how that might be ameliorated.

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