In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
EU-funded research project: COGWATCH
Thousands of stroke survivors with visual problems could improve their sight from the comfort of their own home using two new web-based therapies.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton
Beyond impaired language function, people with aphasia report a range of psychosocial health problems which negatively affect their wellbeing, including reduced confidence and social isolation. These psychosocial problems are not adequately addressed by healthcare services.
The Stroke Association funded a feasibility study into improving the treatment of a condition called 'drop foot', which was recently published in the medical journal, Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
This study will explore whether an existing therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), can be used for people with aphasia. Information will also be collected to design a future large-scale trial evaluating this approach.
Postgraduate Fellow: Mr Graham McClelland (TSA PGF 2015-01)
Postgraduate Fellowship: Ms Emma Pilkington (TSA PGF 2015-02)