Concussion Competencies Co-Authors

US Edition

Jennifer Parent-Nichols, DPT, EdD

Dr Jennifer Parent-Nichols, EdD, DPT, is a physical therapist and is certified as a pediatric specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, where she also serves a board member. She has earned certification as a brain injury specialist and certification in vestibular rehabilitation. She has worked extensively in the area of pediatrics with experience in early intervention, school-based therapy, and adolescent sports medicine. She is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce University, USA, where she teaches Pediatrics and Neurology. In January of 2020, she will assume the role of Director of Student Affairs for Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Tufts University. Her areas of research include pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, and education.

Jonathan Lichtenstein, MDA, PsyD

Dr. Lichtenstein is the Director of Pediatric Neuropsychological Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and The Dartmouth Institute at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. He serves as a consultant to concussion management programs at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in New Hampshire, and is the team neuropsychologist for Dartmouth College Athletics. Dr. Lichtenstein’s work in concussion management has extended from the youth to the professional level. He is the principal investigator and clinical director of Concussion Chalk Talk, a grant-funded school-based concussion management program, which places an emphasis on return to learn and changing the concussion culture in New Hampshire. His research and publications in peer-reviewed journals have focused on test administration, effort, recovery, and program evaluation in concussion management. Dr. Lichtenstein lectures widely on neuropsychology, with specific applications of neuropsychological principles to concussion management in the school setting. He is also Dartmouth’s academic representative to the Big-Ten/Ivy League TBI Research Collaboration.

British Edition

Jennifer Parent-Nichols, DPT, Ed.D.

Sandra Stalker, B.A.(Hons), P.G.C.E.

Sandra Stalker served as Director of General Qualifications and Life Skills at the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), where she was responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the national curriculum, assessments and qualifications for 14-19 year olds in England. She played a significant role in shaping national education policy, including leading QCDA’s input into the 2004 report on 14-19 Education Reform.

She holds an honours degree in English and History from Queens University, Belfast and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Reading University. She spent 27 years in the teaching profession, ten of those as Headteacher of a Church of England maintained secondary school. From 1999-2003 she served as a Senior Educational Policy Consultant to the Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura.

Since 2011, she has worked as a freelance Education Policy Consultant. Her projects have included work on a Baccalaureate for English schools, a review of Jamaica’s school system and the development of a Transition Year curriculum for Cambridge University. She has carried out extensive work for the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS); a UK-wide consultation on making university applications following examination results, the development of an application system for post-graduate teacher training and an analysis of less-traditional pathways to higher education.

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