Our UK Lectureship awards are available to researchers across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Our Joint Stroke Association & Health and Care Research Wales Lectureship Award is available to researchers in Wales only.
Stroke is one of the biggest killers in Wales and a leading cause of disability, with around 7,400 strokes occurring each year. There are nearly 67,000 stroke survivors living in Wales.
The Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Last week, Stroke Association funded researchers presented their exciting aphasia research at the Academy of Aphasia Annual Meeting 2016, held 16-18th October in Llanduno, Wales.
After a stroke, some people have difficulty swallowing. Food and drink can go down the wrong way into the lungs instead of the stomach. This can cause a serious chest infection. The intended outcome of this project is to find new knowledge to help guide future policy on the reduction of chest infection risk after stroke.
Some people can’t have their blood pressure measured in their arm. This project will use data that has been collected through previous research studies to investigate the relationship between blood pressure measured in the arm and leg, and the risk of stroke.
To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activites of daily living (ADLs).
On December 5, 2014, Emma Patchick one of our Postgaduate Fellows, published a research paper online in the medical journal, Health Expectations.