Professor Barnes is Clinical Director at Christchurch Group, responsible for all clinical and therapy services. A highly experienced consultant neurologist, over the last 20 years, Professor Barnes has been dedicated to the development of neurological rehabilitation throughout the UK and internationally.
Professor Barnes is Honorary Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the founder and immediate past President of the World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation, an organisation that seeks to improve the knowledge of, and access to, neurological rehabilitation services around the world. Professor Barnes was responsible for the development of Walkergate Park, International Centre for Neurological Rehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry in Newcastle upon Tyne and developed Hunters Moor Neurological Rehabilitation Centre in Birmingham, now part of the Christchurch Group.
Current Chair of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF), Professor Barnes has held all three key positions in British rehabilitation medicine - President of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Rehabilitation Committee and Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee.
An authority on rehabilitation following a brain injury, more information about Professor Barnes can be found at www.profmichaelbarnes.co.uk.