Esme has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Psychology as Applied to Medicine from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
Esme works across a number of projects in the Rehabilitation Research Group, supporting ongoing research and advising and providing support to other staff. She has specific responsibility for developing research objectives and proposals for collaborative research.
Her interests are in the areas of neurorehabilitation, neuropsychology and occupational therapy, and she has experience of working with patients and caregivers affected by brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Previously she worked as a researcher at King's College London and at the University of Strathclyde, as well as for the brain injury charity Headway and as an Assistant Psychologist for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust.
- Writing for publication
- Systematic review
- Preparing research grant applications
- Writing research protocols
- Applying for ethical and R&D approval for studies
- Recruiting participants for studies
- Carrying out research interviews and assessments
COgnitve Management PAthways in Stroke Services (COMPASS): The identification and management of cognitive problems by community stroke teams
Nottingham Fatigue After Stroke (NotFAST) study - A four centre study of fatigue following stroke
A virtual reality intervention for assessing risk in patients' homes after stroke
THREAPLETON, KATE, NEWBERRY, KAREN, SUTTON, GREG, WORTHINGTON, ESME and DRUMMOND, AVRIL, 2017. Virtually home: Exploring the potential of virtual reality to support patient discharge after stroke BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY. 80(2), 99-107
WORTHINGTON E, HAWKINS L, LINCOLN NB and DRUMMOND A, 2017. The experiences of people with fatigue after stroke: A qualitative evaluation from the Nottingham Fatigue After Stroke (NotFAST) study International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. (In Press.)
HAWKINS L, LINCOLN NB, SPRIGG N, WARD NS, MISTRI A, TYRRELL P, WORTHINGTON E and DRUMMOND A, 2017. The Nottingham Fatigue After Stroke (NotFAST) Study: Results from follow-up six months after stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.
Cognitive rehabilitation for memory deficits following stroke: Systematic review
Occupational therapy in homecare re-ablement services
Mood measures for people with multiple sclerosis.
Mood problems following stroke.
Behavioural therapy for low mood in stroke patients with aphasia.
Daily time use and prediction of outcomes in people with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.
Measurement of personality change following traumatic brain injury.