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Stroke rehabilitation

Every three and a half minutes someone in the UK has a stroke, with potentially devastating effects. Of those who survive, many are left with disabilities requiring long-term rehabilitation. In terms of care provision, productivity losses and benefit payments, the economic costs to the UK are estimated to be around £9 billion a year. 

In the Rehabilitation Research Group, our academics are dedicated to improving the lives of people following stroke by carrying out and contributing to research that informs better care and rehabilitation. 

Our current research explores how the use of virtual reality technologies can support stroke patients and clinicians, and how we can better understand and help those suffering from post-stroke fatigue and depression.  

Research that makes an impact

Can virtual reality help in assessing safety/risk in stroke patients’ homes?

A new approach to support therapists, patients and their carers. 

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Identifying fatigue in stroke patients to improve their care 

Exploring how often fatigue is reported by post-stroke patients, and how management strategies may be developed.

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Meet our researchers

Dr Kate Threapleton 

Kate’s main research interests are the development and implementation of virtual reality interventions for stroke. 

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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