Dr. Karen Barlow is Chair of Paediatric Rehabilitation and Associate Professor at the University of Queensland in Australia. She completed studies at the Universities of Edinburgh, London, and British Columbia. She has published extensively on epidemiological and outcome studies of children with mild and severe TBI. Her current work focuses on the assessment, outcome and treatment of children with acquired brain injury and concussion.  She has run clinical trials using nutraceuticals and non-invasive brain stimulation in children with persistent post-concussion symptoms. She serves as an Attending Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Children’s Health Queensland and as Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Paediatrics at the University of Calgary.  She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (London).  Renowned for her work in pediatric neurology, Dr. Barlow has been the recipient of several honours and awards, such as the Clinician of the Year (University of Calgary, 2017), and Best Original Research Article (National Academy of Neuropsychology, 2014). Current studies include the use of eHealth technologies to improve uptake to clinical pathways following a concussion, and non-invasive neuromodulation to enhance recovery after traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Karen Barlow

Chair in Paediatric Rehabilitation, University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine