Professor John D. Pickard
Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge UK
Professor John Pickard CBE FMedSci is Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge UK, Emeritus Professorial Fellow of St Catharine’s College Cambridge, and former NIHR Senior Investigator. He was the first Chairman and Clinical Director of the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre that was the first worldwide to incorporate state of the art imaging (high field MR, positron emission tomography and multimodality bedside monitoring) within the neurosciences critical care unit. Over the past 50 years, his research has focused on advancing the care of patients with CSF disorders, acute brain injury and prolonged disorders of consciousness through functional brain imaging, studies of pathophysiology and new treatments together with related health economic and ethical aspects. He has recently retired from the Honorary Directorship of the NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Cooperative (2013-2020), a UK wide organisation based in Cambridge that is dedicated to listening to patients and their carers to determine their unmet needs, finding and facilitating technological solutions through dialogue with inventors, SMEs, health service commissioners and business angels. He is enormously grateful to all the people and teams at home and abroad with whom he has been involved over the years and, most importantly, to our long-suffering patients.