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One of my latest memories of the dying Thatcher government in 1990 was how it seemed that they were in office but not in power, and how they were just picking off sectors of society to alienate one by one. …


30th June, 2014 | Read More

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Whose turn is it for us to alienate now?

One of my latest memories of the dying Thatcher government in 1990 was how it seemed that they were in office but not in power, and how they were just picking off sectors of society to alienate one by one. …


30th June, 2014 | Read More

A personal statement about what I will say to the General Medical Council tomorrow morning

  I will be giving my evidence tomorrow, to seek humbly restoration to the General Medical (“GMC”) Medical Register. I’m encouraged that the GMC states clearly it wishes to support sick doctors, through initiatives such as the Practitioner Health Programme, …


22nd June, 2014 | Read More

And why shouldn’t we have multinational election campaigners to deal with a legacy of multinational corporations?

  As UKIP representatives get an ever increasingly easy ride on TV sofas and in radio studios, pardon the imagery, one is left wondering what the fixation is in with the better relationship with Europe. This is particularly timely, as …


18th April, 2014 | Read More

Why I strongly support ‘Disabled persons against the cuts’

I was not there in person for #DPAC 2014 (“Disabled persons against the cuts” Annual Conference 2014), but I was very excited to follow the proceedings on Twitter. I was following @BolshieBear. For me, solidarity with other people who are …


14th April, 2014 | Read More
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  • "The site is great, and the content even better. Shibley does a great job and this site is a testament to his hard work!"

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  • "Shibley‘s blog is excellent, providing interesting insightful opinions and some alternative views, a good read."

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  • "I very much like the blog exactly as it is. I find it immensely readable, and altho’ we‘re both ‘Lefties’, I enjoy your sometimes alternative slant on the movement. Gives me food for thought!"

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Dr shibley rahman curriculum vitae public version july 2013 from shibley

Completed the Legal Practice Course (full-time and part-time) at BPP Law SchoolHolborn January 2012-February 2013.  Had been awarded full student enrolment after a full and complete disclosure of my life at the time of an extensive interview at the Head Office of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, December 2010.

I had become disabled as a result of my coma in the summer of 2007 due to acute meningitis. I was admitted to my local hospital, having had a cardiac arrest and epileptic seizure in one day. Following this, I was wheelchair-bound for a few months, and initially couldn’t talk either. Towards the end of 2007, I learnt how to walk again with a rollator to help. I therefore am a lifelong supporter of @MeningitisNow.

This is the personal blog of Dr Shibley Rahman, whose range of interests have now become very diverse.

I sometimes write blogposts on this website, but increasingly less frequently. I am more interested in the numerous academic projects I’m doing, as that is what I have been trained in, and given support for. If you wish to catch up with me on Twitter, I can be found at @legalaware as well as @shibley_rahman. I currently have over 11000 followers on my @legalaware account and I am humbled to be followed by some extremely well-known left-wing journalists on my @shibley_rahman account too (though my follower number is far smaller there.)


He is passionate about the arts and culture, current affairs, UK politics and curries.

He fundamentally believes in fairness, equality and justice.

 

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This blog is dedicated to the father of Dr Shibley Rahman, Dr Muhammed K Rahman, who was devoted to general practice for over 20 years in Sussex.

About Dr Shibley Rahman

Dr Shibley Rahman is an academic of distinction in the neurosciences and academic cognitive neurology, as a world expert in frontal variant frontotemporal dementia.

His seminal paper on the cognition of patients with this condition from the journal Brain in 1999 continues to attract considerable world-wide attention, is well-thought of in the academic community, and he has been the leading author on many international publications in dementia.

He, to this day, is most interested in any research that improves the quality-of-life of patients with dementia.

Dementia research, being a passion of Shibley, is represented on this blog here. Having been qualified to postgraduate level in medicine and law, he has written books on postgraduate medicine, and is the company director of an e-learning company in law and medicine (more information here).

As a registered PRINCE2 practitioner, he is also a business enthusiast, and completed all his MBA examinations at the first sitting (January 2011-January 2012).

Personally, he only just survived a two-month coma with meningitis in 2007 (these events have had a profound impact oh his life, described here). This has shaped his life, as he has not touched a drop of alcohol since. He was alcoholic between 2003-2007, and is passionate about explaining his recovery to others who have battled alcoholism for which he receives active therapy (More about this here). Shibley finds that life is really good.

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