Nele Demeyere awarded Stroke Association Priority Programme

Together with co-applicants Prof Sarah Pendlebury, Dr Terry Quinn, Prof Helen Dawes, Dr Anna Kuppuswamy, Dr Shirley Thomas and Dr Mauro Mancuso, we successfully applied to the Stroke Association Priority Programme funding.

OX-CHRONIC specifically focusses on long term psychological consequences post stroke (at least 2 years post event).  We hope that the results of this study will help us to understand more about how stroke affects mood and thinking in the long-term, the impact that these effects have on people’s lives, and how these problems change over time.

Knowing more about these long-term effects of stroke will help stroke survivors and their families plan for the future. It will help to inform how services for people affected by stroke are delivered. It will also help scientists to develop effective treatments and coping strategies for these, too often overlooked, effects of stroke.

Read more here on the Stroke Association pages and our project page

Stroke Awareness Day Saturday 9 March 

On Saturday 9th March, together with the Stroke Association South Central branch, the Translational Neuropsychology Group are hosting a stroke awareness day.

The joint event brings together short lay talks and activity tables from researchers working within stroke, with a personal perspective of a strokesurvivor living with aphasia as well as representatives from community services and charities.

 

 

Everybody is most welcome and invited to attend this walk-in event at the North Oxford Community Centre in Summertown (10-2). Come and find out about research and support in stroke, and have a cup of tea and cake in support of the Stroke Association.

Margaret Moore wins Humphreys and Riddoch Prize

Margaret Moore has won the first British Neuropsychological Society (BNS) Humphreys and Riddoch Prize in recognition of outstanding work in neuropsychology by a postgraduate student. Margaret was congratulated on winning the early career prize by BNS President Professor Roz McCarthy at the BNS Autumn Meeting, where she presented her research on neglect dyslexia. Here she is with Prof Jane Riddoch.