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Neurological Rehabilitation

The Neurological Rehabilitation strategic research programme focuses on optimising rehabilitation outcomes for people with neurological changes

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The advancement of scanning, digital and assistive technologies has enabled the introduction of new innovations which can support rehabilitation goals. Working alongside industrial collaborators, service providers and service users, we design, develop, test and implement interventions which enable people with neurological changes to move more and achieve their personal goals.

We employ a diverse range of research methods to develop our understanding of neurological impairment and develop innovative solutions to promote movement, optimise recovery and independence. Qualitative methods are used to understand the perspectives of user groups and ensure meaningful evaluation of new rehabilitation approaches, while quantitative methods enable measurement of the physical and economic impact of interventions or service delivery models. Our researchers have expertise in the co-design, testing and development of new technologies and facilitate user involvement in the creation of novel and progressive rehabilitation innovations.

Programme Leads

Christine Smith 224984

Dr Christine Smith

Strategic Programme Lead and Interim Associate Dean Business and Enterprise

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Rachel Young 122552

Dr Rachel Young

Strategic Programme Co-Lead and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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Featured Projects

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Magic Five

Exploring the five major benefits of power-assisted exercise for older people and people with neurological and cardio-respiratory conditions.

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Etexsense: Cuff Development and Testing

Testing a device to treat foot-drop in patients with multiple sclerosis or following stroke

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