Carol Hawley has been working in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) since 1991. She has a first degree and PhD in Psychology from the University of Warwick, UK. Her PhD investigated health and social outcomes after TBI in adults, adolescents and children. She has been a researcher at Warwick University since 1987 and has led many projects to investigate head and brain injuries across the age spectrum. Her interests include epidemiology of brain injury, health service provision, assessment and rehabilitation and long-term outcomes. She has presented her research at many international conferences and is author of over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as author of several reports to the UK government.
She is currently Honorary Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick and Honorary Principal Research Fellow at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, where she carries out research into head and brain injuries within the Emergency Care Department.
She is Chair of the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS), member of the Board of Governors of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), member of the Management Committee of the World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation (WFNR) and Chair of the WFNR Special Interest Group on Driving with Neurological Conditions. She is a member of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group, UK. She is past Chair and member of the Professional Reference Group for the Child Brain Injury Trust which assesses the quality of advice given to parents and research grant applicants.