Bio — Scientific Advisory Board member
Professor Jos- Le-n-Carri-n, Ph.D.
Jos- Le-n-Carri-n is professor of Neuropsychology and Director of the Human Neuropsychology Laboratory at the University of Seville. He is also Director of the Research, Development and Innovation Department at the Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (C.RE.CER.) in Seville, Spain. He studied at the Universidad Aut-noma de Madrid, receiving a BA Degree in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Psychology. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA). He is a founder and member of the World Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology and a member of the European Brain Injury Society. He is a reviewer and consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Program. He has participated in conferences world-wide and was recently nominated for the -Premio Rey Jaime de Espa-a- award for medical research. Professor Le-n-Carri-n is a member of various journal editorial boards in his field and is recognized for his work in neurorehabilitation as well as in neuropsychology textbooks and international books and articles related to assessment and rehabilitation of brain injury. He is also an international expert on consciousness studies and rehabilitation and treatment of patients in coma, vegetative state, minimal conscious state, locked -in syndrome and severe neurocognitive disorders.
To facilitate neuropsychological assessment, he has developed various tools: the Computerized Sevilla Neuropsychological Test Battery for the assessment of frontal patients, Luria-s Memory Words-Revised Test and The Neurologically-related Changes of Personality Inventory (NECHAPI). Professor Le-n-Carri-n has developed methodologies for the assessment and intervention of patients in vegetative state, minimal conscious state and low-level states. He has also developed activities designed to aid in the rehabilitation of disabled individuals, in order to increase their social equity and improve their quality of life.
Over the last two decades, Professor Le-n-Carri-n has developed a solid and extensive scientific career in rehabilitation and brain injury, both nationally and internationally, publishing extensively in specialized journals and books, as well as being a principal and co-investigator in numerous studies on TBI rehabilitation. His most recent books include: 1.)-Neuropsychological Rehabilitation- (St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, Florida), 2.) -Neuropsychology and the Hispanic Patient- (Lawrence Erlbaum, New Jersey), 3.) -Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly- (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida), and 4.) -Brain Injury Treatments: Theory and Practices- (Taylor and Francis, New York).