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Vicky Booth

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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I am a Clinical-Academic Neurological Physiotherapist, NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer (2020/23) and Assistant Professor with the School of Medicine (Rehabilitation Research Group; Injury, Inflammation & Recovery Sciences AU3). I am also one of the AHP Clinical Academic Co-Leads with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust where I support the capacity and capability development of clinical-academic careers in our AHP workforce and practice clinically as a Physiotherapist within neurological rehabilitation.

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2005 and specialised in Neurology in 2008, working across different neurological rotations and patient groups within Nottinghamshire. I was one of the first cohort of NIHR-funded Master's Fellowships (2009-10, UoN) and completed my PhD (2014-17, UoN) through a Clinical Training Fellowship with the Alzheimer's Society, "Gait, Falls, and Rehabilitation in Mild Cognitive Impairment". I have been involved in the NIHR Programme Grant, "Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in people with Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment" (PrAISED, 2016-23) since its inception.

In 2020 I was awarded an NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lectureship to pursue my clinical-academic career aspirations and research interests in rehabilitation and exercise in complex neurological patients using realist methods of enquiry. My project, "Personalisation of exercise for people with dementia: What works for whom, under what circumstances and why?" uses mixed methods and reflects my research skills in complex intervention development, realist methods of enquiry, and systematic reviews.

Research Summary

NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham) conducting study: "Personalisation of exercise for people with dementia: What works for whom,… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

  • NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham) conducting study: "Personalisation of exercise for people with dementia: What works for whom, under what circumstances and why?" https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR300433
  • Intervention Development Work-Package Advisor on the Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (PrAISED) NIHR Programme Grant https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/healthofolderpeople/projects/praised/index.aspx
  • Primary Supervisor on "The development of an evidence-based protocol for early mobilisation of spinal cord injury patients (SCION)", funded by the NRC and UoN.
  • Co-applicant/Supervisor on the "Pre and post-operative voice therapy: Complex intervention development and feasibility of a voice therapy programme for adults undergoing phonosurgery for benign vocal fold lesions", funded by NIHR/HEE ICA CDRF to Anna White.
  • Co-applicant/supervisor on "The DEMFIT-Toolkit: characteristics and core components needed to implement an exercise class for people with dementia in the community", funded by the Alzheimer's Society Clinical Training Fellowship to Annabelle Long.
  • Co-applicant/supervisor on the Feasibility of delivering a specialized mouth care programme for patients with dementia and swallowing problems, funded by the Alzheimer's Society to Julie Pollock.
  • Co-applicant on the Impact of a Post-Critical Illness Rehabilitation Class, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity to Eleanor Douglas.

Past Research

  • Co-applicant on the Cognitive Functional Therapy for persistent low back pain: A mixed methods feasibility randomized controlled trial, funded by the PRF to Chris Newton.
  • Co-applicant on the Impact Evaluation of a Dementia-Friendly Exercise Class, funded by University of Nottingham.
  • Award holder of an Alzheimer's Society Clinical Training Fellowship: Developing a programme to reduce the risk of falls in people with dementia: 2014-17.
  • Award holder of an NIHR CLARHC East Midlands Gold Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards for Clinical Academics: 2018-19.
  • Research Physiotherapist on the Balance and the Mind, NIHR Programme Development Grant: 2012-14.
  • Co-applicant on the Investigating the use of Virtual Reality in Falls Rehabilitation, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity: 2010-11.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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