Prof Nada Andelic: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oslo University Hospital | Research Centre for Habilitation and Rehabilitation Models and Services (CHARM), Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
Dr Nada Andelic (MD, PhD) is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the head of Research and Development at the Oslo University Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a Professor at the CHARM Research Centre for Habilitation and Rehabilitation Models and Services, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Her main research areas are short and long-term functional outcomes and health-related quality of life following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and multiple traumas, healthcare and rehabilitation services, rehabilitation trajectories, complex interventions, and cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation. She has numerous peer-reviewed research publications and serves as peer reviewer for numbers of international journals and Research Granting Agencies worldwide.
Dr Vishal K. Chavda: Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Centre, US
Dr Vishal K Chavda (MS, PhD, FICN) is a dedicated and emerging scientist in the field of neurology. He has worked at the Stanford University Medical Center as a Postdoc Fellow and Scientist in Cancer and Stroke since 2021. He holds an MS and PhD in neuropharmacology/neurology, in addition to studying sleep medicine at the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences and anesthesia at B J Medical College & Civil Hospital in Gujarat. He has received numerous international honors for his work, including those from the Malaysian Stroke Council, IC-KDA, IBRO, FENS, and WFNS. He is now involved in basic and clinical neurological disorder research, particularly stroke, brain cancers, trauma and ischemic brain damage, cognition, and neurodegeneration.
Prof Mangor Pedersen: Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Mangor Pedersen is an Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology (AUT - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience) and the Associate Head of Research at the AUT School of Clinical Sciences. His research interest is developing and validating new technologies for quantifying human brain networks using functional MRI, including artificial intelligence (AI), complex network science, and dynamical systems theory. These approaches have significantly contributed to our ability to model brain dysfunction in people with epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. He currently holds the HRC Emerging Researcher Grant, and serves as the AI lead of the $30 million Australian Epilepsy Project and as a core member of the AUT Traumatic Brain Injury Network, New Zealand.
Prof Alice Theadom: Director of the TBI Network, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Alice Theadom, BSc, MSc, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Brain Health and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow. She is Director of the TBI Network hosted at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Alice is a Registered Psychologist and has been leading a research program into traumatic brain injury for over 10 years. Her current research has a focus on recognition of injury and understanding factors predictive of recovery and the longer-term impacts of mild injuries such as concussion. Alice has published >200 peer-reviewed journal articles and her work has contributed to best practice clinical guidelines.