MRes, MSc Physiotherapy, BSc Human Musculoskeletal Sciences
Band 7 Physiotherapist
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: London
About Darren Brown
Physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation for people living with HIV and a patient advocate for Long COVID research
Darren Brown is a clinical and academic Physiotherapist specialising in the field of HIV, disability and rehabilitation. Darren leads the HIV rehabilitation service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Europe’s Largest HIV centre. He is the Vice-Chair of Rehabilitation in HIV Association (RHIVA), HIV/AIDS coordinator of World Physiotherapy subgroup IPT-HOPE, and steering committee member of Canada International HIV Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC). Darren was awarded an NIHR funded Masters of Clinical Research (MRes) in 2018 and continues to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research about disability and rehabilitation among people living with HIV in the UK. Darren contributes to national and international programmes focusing on disability inclusion across all responses to HIV. Darren contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 and continues to live with Long COVID. He is a patient advocate for Long COVID research, calling for the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with Long COVID in all responses to COVID-19.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Thank you very much Darren...this is a brilliant and very inspiring course!
This course was very informative and I thank Darren for sharing his experience. I have been seeing patients after long covid and managing them generally. This course has changed my way of approach and managing our patients at the hospital
Physiotherapist, South Africa
This is a wonderfully put-together course, that for me strikes the balance on giving a summary of all the clinical information on Long COVID (what we know so far) but highlighting the need to the forefront the lived experience of people living with Long COVID, as Darren himself does so well. Great job! I can highly recommend this, as somebody who is involved in physiotherapy education on a daily basis.
Having a professional that has had COVID-19, allows him to talk about what he knows in a scientific view but also in a personal view, and as we know both of these perspectives allow for better understanding and therefore a better action plan, on these types of conditions, and also showing instruments of assessment that can be used in practice
Physiotherapist, Saint Lucia
Definitely worth doing! Concisely explains the condition and gives sound reasons for management.
Darren Brown on Physioplus