Andrew Stevens graduated from University of Birmingham Medical School in 2016. During medical school, Andrew completed an intercalated degree in Biomedical Science, researching new therapies for spinal cord injury. After graduation from his medical degree, Andrew completed his Academic Foundation Training in the East of England, with a research post in neurocritical care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, investigating medical devices for patients with traumatic brain injury.
Andrew returned to the West Midlands in 2018 to commence his specialist neurosurgical training. He was appointed as a Neurotrauma Research Fellow at the NIHR SRMRC in 2021, and is undertaking a PhD at the University of Birmingham alongside this role.
Before graduating as a doctor, Andrew worked as a healthcare assistant in the NHS and in neurorehabilitation, as well as at the brain injury charity, Headway. These experiences, alongside his clinical work in neurosurgery, have motivated his research for improving the lives of people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Andrew has an interest in developing novel treatments and monitoring techniques for use in the early stages after neurotrauma, with the goal of improving outcomes for patients.
In collaboration with colleagues from bioengineering and physics, Andrew is investigating the application of optical methods for these conditions, including the design, development and testing of new medical devices. Andrew is also involved with a number of local and national trials themed on surgical techniques, acute medical care and new pharmacological therapies in neurotrauma.