Clarkson professor appoined to UK based advisory board studying acquired brain injury
A Clarkson University professor is the only U.S. member appointed to an advisory board looking at the sociology of acquired brain injury.
Stephen Casper, a professor of history and the associate director of the honors program will serve on the UK based Wellcome Trust-funded grant on the sociology of acquired brain injury and neurodegenerative disease.This project is among the first to empirically explore the societal and scientific implications of these emerging sciences of dementia.
“This professional recognition of my broader impact flows from my now years-long program of research on the history of traumatic brain injury and its relationship to the onset of long-term neurological diseases," Casper said. "As a member of the advisory council, my work will feed the direction of the project, from analyzing the broader implications of the findings to looking at ways that broader public engagement can be made possible around these issues.”
The project is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust at the University of Sheffield and led there by anthropologist Dr. Gregory Hollin. It starts in December 2021 and will be funded for at least 5 years.