Siobhan McLernon
Senior lecturer
London South Bank University

I am a registered nurse and senior lecturer, combining experience across clinical practice, education, quality improvement and research. I joined the School of Health and Social Care in 2005, teaching neuroscience care to health care professionals at undergraduate and post graduate level. I am the course director of the BSc and MSc post graduate professional courses in neuroscience nursing. I completed my Doctorate in 2022 from London South Bank University. My particular research interest is the care and management of people who have acquired brain injury especially in the acute phase. My doctorate study title was: “The perceived, actual and predicted 6-month functional outcome of adult patients following spontaneous acute intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) treated in a neurocritical care setting”. This is the first study to be conducted within the UK that investigates 6-month functional outcome after ICH from multiple perspectives including an observational cohort study and qualitative interviews of staff members. I am on the editorial board for the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. I am currently writing a chapter on the management of traumatic brain injury in the Accident and Emergencies: Theory into Practice 4th Edition, published by Elsevier. I was a finalist in the learner of the year category for the nursing times awards 2022.