Dr Abayomi Salawu is rehabilitation medicine consultant with the Hull University Teaching Hospital (HUTH) NHS Trust and an honorary Reader with Hull/York Medical School (HYMS). He is also an honorary senior lecturer with the University of Hull Sports Science department. He is the clinical lead of the specialist rehabilitation service of HUTH NHS Trust as well as being the Network Director of Trauma Rehabilitation for the North Yorkshire and Humberside Major Trauma Network. He is also the clinical lead of the Humber long COVID triage and assessment service.
He has a surgical clinical background with fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He trained in Rehabilitation Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and subsequently took up post as a Rehabilitation Medicine consultant with the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust before appointment to his current post at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He has postgraduate certificate in Medical Education from the University of York as well as a masters in Sports and Exercise medicine from the University of Bath.
His clinical areas of interest include Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Neuro-Rehabilitation, Amputee Rehabilitation and Exercise Medicine. He is actively involved in Medical Education and his research interests include therapeutic use of exercise and rehabilitation technology. He has been involved in various projects exploring on the use of digital health technology notably virtual reality and video games technology. A recent project is on Tele-rehabilitation of cognitive impairment following acquired brain injury using functional brain trainer. He actively explores the therapeutic potential of virtual reality and video game technology in the delivery of specialist rehabilitation input. This interest has led to the development of the Brain Recovery Zone virtual reality app. He is the co-founder and director of Brain Recovery Zone, a company that creates virtual reality rehabilitation apps.