Christopher Newman is a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at Lausanne University Hospital. He is head of the Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Unit where he leads a multidisciplinary research programme on the rehabilitation of cerebral motor disorders in childhood. He is current President of the Société Francophone d’Etudes et de Recherche sur les Handicaps de l’Enfance (www.sferhe.org) and Vice-president of the Swiss Academy of Childhood Disability (www.sacd.ch).
His research programme is supported by national and regional research funds as well as private foundations and he has received several awards. His research focuses on the measurement and treatment of movement disorders in children, as well as on the wider impact of motor disabilities on general health and well-being. Christopher’s specific interest in sports and childhood neurological conditions, spans from the assessment and management of post-concussional syndrome to the physiological effects of adapted physical activity on children with profound intellectual and motor disabilities.
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