Dr Stuart Harrisson
14:45 – CSF Markers after Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr Harrisson attended medical school at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He joined the Army as a medical cadet in 1997.
After qualification in 2000 and house jobs he served as a Regimental Medical Officer to an artillery regiment, supporting the United Nations in Cyprus, and then the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, supporting the NATO missions in Bosnia and Kosovo.
He undertook Basic Surgical Training in the South-West Thames region before a deployment to Iraq as a surgical junior. He then spent a year conducting full-time research at DSTL Porton Down, working on several projects, including blast injury to the brain.
He then transferred to the Wessex Deanery to undertake Higher Surgical Training in Neurosurgery. He is carrying out on-going work towards a Doctorate in Medicine through the University of Newcastle, and has published 11 papers and a book chapter. He deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year and has an interest in traumatic brain injury management and spinal injuries.