Professor Rory O’Connor
Rory O’Connor is the Charterhouse Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chair of the Academic Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation at the University of Leeds. He is Lead Clinician and honorary consultant rehabilitation physician in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He is also Deputy Clinical Director and Rehabilitation Technology theme lead for the National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative (D4D).
He trained in Medicine at University College and St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. He undertook clinical training in rehabilitation medicine at the National Rehabilitation Hospital of Ireland and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and in research at University College London, obtaining his MD in 2005.
His leadership roles include chair of the national committee for Rehabilitation Medicine training at the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board from 2010 to 2016, membership of the NICE stroke guideline development group from 2010 to 2013 and membership of NICE’s Medical Technologies Advisory Committee from 2013 to 2016. He was Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine from 2009 to 2013. He is currently an executive committee member of the Baltic and North Sea Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and an editorial board member of the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.