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Head Injury Information Day 2024

Wednesday 12th June 2024 - The O2 Academy Edinburgh




9.45am - 10.00am


Moira Kay – Partner, Digby Brown Solicitors


10.00am - 10.30am

The anatomy of brain injury

Dr Alasdair Fitzgerald, Consultant in Neurorehabilitation, Astley Ainslie Hospital

10.30am - Tea & coffee break


11.00am - 11.30am

How can we help? Neuropsychology and its impact from acute to community.

Dr Blanca Poveda, Clinical Neuropsychologist, DCN (Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences) Acute Neuropsychology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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11.30am - 12.00pm

The Edinburgh Smart Home - Unlocking the potential of tech to empower people with disabilities

Anne-Marie Seath, Senior Care and Support Worker for Digital Technologies, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

12.00pm - Lunch


1.00pm - 1.30pm

Thriving against the odds: My brain injury story

Julian J England, Aircraft Engineer, Aircraft Engineering Lecturer and Founder of the Brilly nutrition bar

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1.30pm - 2.00pm

Learning from the stories of brain injury in young adults

Dr Colin Chandler, Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences and Research Lead, University of Edinburgh and YARNS Transitions Project

2.00pm - Tea & coffee break


2.15pm - 2.45pm

Forget about the old Craig and learn to live with this Craig

Craig Scott, Brain Injury Survivor

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2.45pm - 3.15pm

Reaching People and Raising Awareness – Headway in Scotland looks to the future

Angela Millar, Network Development Manager, Headway UK & Joyce Cattanach, Development Officer, Headway East Lothian


The Head Injury Information Day is organised and run by Digby Brown Solicitors in support of the brain injury community in Edinburgh.

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