I studied Psychology at the University of Athens and then completed postgraduate studies in Applied Neuropsychology at the University of Nottingham. My PhD research looked at the effectiveness of different approaches to the delivery of memory rehabilitation interventions for people with acquired brain injury. As part of this work, I developed an outcome measure sensitive to the effects of memory rehabilitation for people with MS, TBI and Stroke. Since then I have been working at the Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing investigating the implementation of evidence-based rehabilitation interventions for stroke survivors.
My expertise lies in the use of mixed method approaches to the study of complex rehabilitation interventions for adults with stroke. I am particularly interested in investigating ways to encourage collaborative working between clinicians and researchers with the view to promoting the uptake of research evidence into practice.
MSc in Rehabilitation
MSc in Health Psychology
Research Fellow on the WISE: a realist evaluation study investigating the implementation and effectiveness of stroke Early Supported Discharge services across England. The aim is to identify what… read more
FISHER R, BYRNE A, CHOULIARA N, LEWIS S, PALEY L, HOFFMAN A, RUDD T, ROBINSON T, LANGHORNE P & WALKER M., 2021. Effect of Stroke Early Supported Discharge on length of hospital stay: Analysis from a National Stroke Registry. BMJ Open. 11:e043480, FISHER R, BYRNE A, CHOULIARA N, LEWIS S, PALEY L, HOFFMAN A, RUDD T, ROBINSON T, LANGHORNE P & WALKER M., 2020. Effectiveness of Stroke Early Supported Discharge: Analysis from a National Stroke Registry. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.. REBECCA FISHER, NIKI CHOULIARA, ADRIAN BYRNE, SARAH LEWIS, PETER LANGHORNE, THOMPSON ROBINSON, JUSTIN WARING, CLAUDIA GEUE, ALEX HOFFMAN, LIZZ PALEY, ANTHONY RUDD and MARION WALKER, 2019. What is the impact of large-scale implementation of stroke Early Supported Discharge? A mixed methods realist evaluation study protocol Implementation Science. 14, 1
CHOULIARA N, FISHER R, CROSBIE B, GUO B, SPRIGG N, WALKER M., 2019. How do patients spend their time in stroke rehabilitation units in England? The REVIHR study. Disability and Rehabilitation.
Research Fellow on the WISE: a realist evaluation study investigating the implementation and effectiveness of stroke Early Supported Discharge services across England. The aim is to identify what benefits there are for healthcare communities that have adopted ESD and to determine if realised benefits are the same as those suggested by randomised controlled trials.
Research Fellow on the REVIHR project: a multisite mixed-methods study looking at the implementation of evidence based in-patient stroke rehabilitation services. January 2014 to September 2017. For more information on the REVIHR study see: http://www.clahrc-em.nihr.ac.uk/research/caring-for-older-people-and-stroke-survivors/revihr-study.aspx