It is with deep sadness that the trustees of SPIRIT learned of the death of Professor Paul Kennedy this week.
Paul was Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Trust Head of Clinical Psychology at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Paul was instrumental in developing clinical psychological support for those affected by spinal cord injury and he was passionate about involving clinical psychology within the rehabilitation process after injury.
He was also one of the founders of the MASCIP organisation that developed relationships between therapists and nursing teams at the spinal injury centres around the UK.
Paul will be sorely missed and the trustees of SPIRIT send their sincere condolences to Paul’s wife and family.
Prof Wagih-El-Masri, Chair of SPIRIT said:
“We are devastated to hear of Paul’s passing. He deserves a huge amount of praise for the development of clinical psychological treatment for those with spinal cord injury. The world of spinal cord injury care and support is much the poorer for his absence.”