How to use evidence, follow guidelines, and be patientcentred all at the same time
Perhaps best known as the editor of the Specialist Journal Clinical Rehabilitation, a role he has taken on in 1994 and still continues to the present day. In addition to general medical training, Professor Wade trained in several specialties including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and neurophysiology. He also spent six years undertaking research into stroke and rehabilitation.
Professor Wade has extensive experience and expertise in several other clinical areas, including head injury rehabilitation, management of multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease, assessment of patients in the Permanent Vegetative State and the management of patients who have disability without any underlying disease. His research activities cover a wide area – he has published over 170 papers in peer reviewed journals on many different studies including twelve randomised controlled trials, studies on many measures of outcome, investigation of specific phenomena such as hysteria, and studies on the natural history of illness in disabling neurological conditions. Professor Wade is involved in other academic activities – he supervises and examines higher degrees. He also writes books and chapters on many aspects of disabling neurological disease and is regularly invited to give lectures worldwide. Professor Wade is involved in Health Service Management at a local and national level. In June 2002 he was made an honorary fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists.