Professor Marion Walker
Marion Walker is Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation at the University of Nottingham. She is an occupational therapist by professional background and has played a leading role in developing a research culture within her own profession. She has served as President of the Society for Rehabilitation Research and was also Chairman of UK Stroke Forum from 2006-2008. She is presently Associate Director (Rehabilitation and Portfolio Development) of the UK Stroke Research Network.
Over the past 25 years Marion has both led and steered many stroke rehabilitation research projects. Her research involvement includes service evaluations of stroke patients not admitted to hospital, centre care for young stroke patients and therapy provision in nursing homes. Her research experience also encompasses evaluations of specific components of stroke therapy including: leisure, dressing, outdoor mobility and behavioural approaches in patients with aphasia and depression.
Marion is a strong advocate of patient partnership and co-chairs the Nottingham Stroke Research Consumer Group. Marion is a Trustee of the Stroke Association and is the present Chair of the Strategic Research Committee. She is an NIHR Senior Investigator and was awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours List 2012 for her service to stroke rehabilitation and stroke survivors.