I have been responsible for a number of educational initiatives. I developed, with Prof Garth Johnson, the University Centre for Rehabilitation and Engineering Studies (CREST)), a cross-faculty research and educational body responsible for the development of a MSc course as well as a number of short courses, study days and conferences. CREST is also a significant research organisation having raised over £3.5m in research funding since its foundation.
I created an MSc Course in Rehabilitation Management, which ran from 1995 to 1998 at the University of Newcastle and 45 students qualified from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and from a number of different locations around the world. I also created the University Certificate Course in Disability Studies and a University Certificate Course in Neurological Rehabilitation.
In more recent years, I have developed a number of teaching courses for rehabilitation physicians and other clinicians in Eastern Europe, including a regular teaching course in Bosnia (funded by the European Union Tempus Fund), Latvia (in association with the Canadian Department of Development) and Moldova (funded by the Department for International Development). When President of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, I led teaching initiatives in Mongolia, Siberia and West Africa.