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.
Dr Shibley Rahman (@shibley_rahman) is on Twitter (click here).
His personal Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/shibleyrahman
The blog ‘badge’ is here
My blogging for the “Socialist Health Association”, directed by Martin Rathfelder
It is a delight to blog for the Socialist Health Association website (where I am a member of the Central Council): to go to my ‘profile’, please click here.
Finally, I would be delighted if you looked at some of my research.