Professor Kenneth Wilson
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust
Former Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Liverpool
Professor Ken Wilson has spent much of his working life in the research into depression in older people. From a clinical perspective he has been involved in working with people under the age of 65 suffering from dementia. This field of expertise provided a spring-board for the development of services for people with alcohol related brain damage (ARBD), including Korsakoff ’s syndrome. Apart from running a small NHS team that specialises in the management and cognitive/behavioural rehabilitation of people with severe ARBD, he also works closely with community alcohol treatment services in the recognition and adaptation of services to cater for people with less severe cognitive damage. The team was awarded the 2012 Community Team of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for this work and Prof Wilson was lead editor in developing the National Guidelines for the management of Alcohol Related Brain Damage (RCPsych CR185).