Professional background

Dr Sylvester is a consultant neurologist based at NHNN.

He qualified from Oxford University and completed his specialist training in London. He has a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience from University College London (UCL) which focussed on advanced functional brain imaging.

Dr Sylvester runs a multi-disciplinary cognitive rehabilitation clinic for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has particular expertise in managing the acute and long term effects of sports related concussion and runs a clinic for professional athletes with complex concussion at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, UCL.

He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists TBI advisory group and a founder and executive member of the UCL Partners Centre for Neurorehabilitation. He is a member of both the English Football Association and Rugby Football Union expert concussion advisory panels

Research interests

Advanced brain imaging after TBI, cognitive rehabilitation, sports related concussion and dementia following TBI

He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists TBI advisory group and a founder and executive member of the UCL Partners Centre for Neurorehabilitation. He is a member of both the English Football Association and Rugby Football Union expert concussion advisory panels.

Publications

  • Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Clinical Neuroscience-led pathway for the NHS. (2020) Clinical Medicine In Press.
  • Ahmed O, Loosemore M, Hornby K, Kumar B, Sylvester R et al (2017). Moving concussion care to the next level: The emergence and role of concussion clinics in the UK. Progress in Brain Research.
  • Brooks J, Kemp S, Newth A, Sylvester R. (2016). Managing recovery from concussion. British Medical Journal. 16;355.