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Cognitive rehabilitation

Problems with attention, memory, and planning and organising tasks are common in neurological conditions such as traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis. 

These problems impact on daily activities and overall quality of life, and are also difficult to treat. As a result, life can be distressing for the individuals affected, as well as for their family and friends.

In the Rehabilitation Research Group, we are exploring techniques that can help individuals to restore normal functioning or to compensate for cognitive deficits. For example, using memory rehabilitation programmes, which can help to retrain memory functions, as well as strategies which may help patients cope better with their cognitive difficulties. 

Research that makes an impact

Helping people with MS improve their attention and memory

This is the first large-scale randomised controlled trial to look at cognitive rehabilitation in people with MS. 

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Find out about some of our other research projects 


Meet our researchers

Dr Esme Worthington

Esme’s interests are in neurorehabilitation, neuropsychology and occupational therapy. She has previously worked with patients and caregivers affected by brain injury, stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease. 

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PhD opportunities

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Rehabilitation Research Group

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0843