Professor Janet Eyre

A Rhodes Scholar and previous Wellcome Senior Fellow in Clinical Science, she currently holds the Chair in Paediatric Neuroscience at Newcastle University and is a Consultant in Paediatric Neurology. Professor Eyre is an internationally recognised expert in brain plasticity following brain injury across the life span from birth to old age and its implications for rehabilitation. She currently leads a research programme of £2.7 million into the clinical application of action video games for the home-based-delivery and remote monitoring of rehabilitation. She has been awarded the following for her work in therapeutic video games: The NHS Innovations North Bright Ideas in Health Award 2009; CELS Business for Life Awards – Partnership with the NHS 2010; The UnLtd and Higher Education Funding Council for England Entrepreneur Award 2010; Medical Futures Best Innovation to Improve Patient Care – Cardiovascular Innovation Award 2011; Medical Futures National Health Service Innovation of the Year Award 2011, presented by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director for England.