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- Course Director for MSc Clinical Research
- Lead for NIHR MSc Clinical Research
I am currently teaching on the BSc and MSc pre registration Physiotherapy Courses and the MSc in Stroke Recovery.
- 1993 Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, Addenbrookes School of Physiotherapy, Cambridge
- 2002 MSc in Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
- 2014 PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich
- Grad Dip Phys
- Member of the Health Professions Council
Having qualified as a physiotherapist from Addenbrookes School of Physiotherapy in 1993 I went on to complete Junior and Senior physiotherapy rotations within the Norfolk and Norwich area. In 1997 I specialized in the management and treatment of people with acquired brain injury at what is now known as the Specialist Rehabilitation Services (SRS) in Norwich. In 2000 I started work as a Lecturer/Practitioner in Physiotherapy working between the SRS and the University of East Anglia (UEA). In 2005 I took up a full time post at the UEA as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. I taught on both the BSc and pre registration MSC in Physiotherapy. I have taught physiology, neurophysiology and anatomy and neurology. In 2006 I became the Course Director for the BSc in Physiotherapy and was responsible for taking the course through a successful validation. In 2009 I decided to embark on a PhD and was subsequently seconded as a Research Associate to FeSTlvAlS (Functional Strength Training later after stroke) a study funded by The Stroke Association. I remain very involved in the teaching aspects of the School of Health Sciences and established and led an MSc in Stroke Recovery. I am currently the Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research and Lead for the NIHR funded component of this course. Since the completion of my PhD I have obtained funding to develop a mobile application (an app) to deliver exercise programmes to people after stroke. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Neurology.
Junior Physiotherapy rotations
01.09.93 – 01.10.93 Learning Disabilities Little Plumstead Hospital
04.10.93 – 04.02.94 Outpatients St Michael’s Hospital
07.02.94 – 03.06.94 Orthopaedics Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
06.06.94 – 03.02.95 Psychogeriatrics St. Andrew’s Hospital
10.10.94 – 03.02.95 Medical and Neurology Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
06.02.95 – 01.06.95 Learning Disabilities Little Plumstead Hospital
Senior Physiotherapy Rotations
June 95 – Feb 96 Rehab and Disability District Rehabilitation Centre
Feb 96 – Sept 97 Elderly Rehab Dereham Hospital
Sept 97 – May 98 Rehab and Disability District Rehabilitation Centre
May 98 – Sept 98 Musculoskeletal Dereham Hospital
Sept 98 – Sept 2000 Senior I at the District Rehabilitation Centre
Sept 2000 – Feb 2004 Lecturer Practitioner in Physiotherapy at RSC and the District Rehabilitation Centre, Norwich
Feb 2004 – date Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Key Research Interests
I am interested in developing novel interventions the field of neurological physiotherapy, specifically interventions in people later after acquired brain injury involving the use of digital technology.
I have focussed on the development of Functional Strength Training as one intervention after stroke.
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Determining the feasibility of managing post stroke fatigue in the community with guided graded exercise therapy
1/01/19 → 31/03/22
1/10/15 → 30/09/19
Advanced clinical practice in stroke and neurological rehabilitation: The development and co-production of an educational frameworkWelsh, A., Mares, K. & Hancock, N., 2021, In: International Journal of Stroke. 16, 3_suppl, p. 15
Research output: Contribution to journal › Abstract › peer-review
Lowe, S., Mares, K. & Khadjesari, Z., 1 Jul 2021, In: BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 7, 6, p. 600-604 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Development of a consensus classification of physiotherapy interventions in paediatric neurorehabilitationYoung, D., Forsyth, R. & Mares, K., 23 Dec 2019, In: Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Journal. 10, 2, p. 4-19 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile41 Downloads (Pure)
Functional and emotional outcomes after transient ischaemic attack: A 12-month prospective controlled cohort studySackley, C. M., Mant, J., McManus, R. J., Humphries, G., Sharp, L., Mares, K. & Savva, G. M., 1 Jul 2019, In: International Journal of Stroke. 14, 5, p. 522-529 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
Hancock, N., Pomeroy, V., Dorer, C., Jarritt, P., Kennedy, N., Mares, K., Ferris, I. & Robinson, D., Sep 2018, In: Syn'apse.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile24 Downloads (Pure)
Press / Media
Researchers from UEA and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are launching a new study to help reduce the number of falls and fractures for patients recovering from a stroke (Jul 2020)
9/07/20 → 10/07/20
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