Key Projects and Expertise

‌Our aims

‌The Living with Stroke and other long term neurological conditions (LTNC) Research Group aims to improve the lives of people with LTNC (including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Motor Neuron Disease and spinal cord injury) and their families by undertaking high quality research that focuses on their priorities.

Stroke research group_picOur interdisciplinary research focuses on improving the effectiveness, acceptability and meaningfulness of interventions to optimise recovery and living with a LTNC.

Our research informs best practice guidelines nationally and internationally and open-access educational and clinical resources, which are accessed around the world.   Our work has raised awareness of research priorities for people with LTNC amongst governments, Non-Governmental Organisations and other agencies, professional bodies, professionals, service managers, people with LTNC, their families and the general public, both within the UK and abroad. 

Our way of working           

We work collaboratively with stroke survivors and people with other LTNC, their families, multidisciplinary healthcare teams and others within the NHS, academic, voluntary and private sector partners across Scotland, the UK and internationally to design, undertake, evaluate, disseminate and implement our research to optimise its impact.  

 

What we do

  • Our research portfolio comprises the following programmes of work:
  • Communication
  • Oral health care
  • Vision
  • Physical rehabilitation, including interventions to improve upper and lower limb function
  • Continence
  • Physical activity
  • Secondary stroke prevention and self-management
  • Research methodology

 

Who we are

The Living with Stroke and other long term neurological conditions (LTNC) Research Group comprises the following disciplines:  speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, audiology, optometry, bioengineering, audioengineering, neurosciences, human movement sciences, sports sciences and sports medicine, anthropology, and psychology.  The group is co-led by Prof. Marian Brady (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit) and Prof. Frederike van Wijck (School of Health and Life Sciences, at Glasgow Caledonian University).

 

Further information:

Professor Frederike van Wijck; Tel: +44(0)141 331 8967; Email: frederike.vanwijck@gcu.ac.uk

Professor Marian Brady; Tel: +44(0)141 331 8102; Email: m.brady@gcu.ac.uk

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