Rob Forsyth


Rob is a specialist paediatric neurologist. He is a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and an NHS Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Great North Children's Hospital.

As well as leading the clinical children's brain injury service at GNCH he has an active research interest in brain injury in children: how to prevent it, how best to treat it in the early intensive care phase and above all how best to optimise outcomes through rehabilitation. He is developing methods to allow careful, systematic clinical evaluation of novel rehabilitation treatments to see if they improve outcome.

Areas of Research

Rob's research focusses on optimisation of recovery from acquired brain injury in children, as well as measurement of participation of disabled children, and of factors affecting this.

To view Rob Forsyth's publications, group membership and qualifications please see his University profile.

Current Studies



This is a project looking at outcomes after Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) outside infancy and early childhood, and how these might be improved, through a better understanding of rehabilitation and its broader effects on the child, family and supporting services.