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Rehabilitation and living with neuro-disability

As leaders in stroke rehabilitation research and patient, carer and public involvement nationally and  internationally, we aim to improve experience and outcomes, transforming the lives of people affected by neurodisability.

Our work promotes an understanding of unmet needs, recovery mechanisms, effectiveness of interventions and optimal care pathways.

As well as focusing on current strengths in stroke, we are translating  methodologies to brain tumours, and aim to expand to other neurological populations such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Our work is included in national policy and guidance  and in international stroke guidelines.

Since 2010 we have led and collaborated on research into cognitive, communication, motor and mood difficulties. Our research benefits from partnership working with stroke survivors and carers in study-specific research user groups such as ACT NOW (aphasia and dysarthria), EverReady (dysarthria), OSCARSS (carers) and SPATIAL (neglect).

Research theme lead: Professor Audrey Bowen