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Esme Worthington

Research Co-ordinator: CoMPaSS Study, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom Rehabilitation Research Office (B41a) School of Health Sciences, B Floor, South block
    Queen's Medical Centre
    NG7 2UH


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.

Expertise Summary

  • 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

Research Summary

Current projects:

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

Recent Publications

Past Research

Previous projects:

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.

School of Health Sciences

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