Professor Marion Walker, Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, University of Nottingham
Professor Walker highlighted the fact that 1 in 6 people worldwide will suffer a stroke in their lifetime, with a wide range of impairments and disablities resulting as a consequence.
Stroke research is important, she continued, because it is clear that the quality of service in a clinical research environment is shown to be higher than normal, and by definition it stands to make treatment for strokes better in the long run.
The Nottingham Stroke Research unit was established in 1983 and has become a unique environment, benefitting from having some world class researchers. Its core principles are
- Patients’ needs and their quality of life remain central to all of our research activities.
- The conduct of research that will inform policy, clinical practice and the commissioning of stroke rehabilitation services.
- To attract competitive funding from NIHR and partner organisations, MRC and European funding bodies.
- Attract the very best research students and develop them as research leaders of the future
Nottingham University itself is completely focused on raising money to further the research opportunities, and is dedicated to developing the next generation of rehabilitation researchers.
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