Senior Investigator Profile

First NameMarion
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor in Stroke Rehabilitation
DepartmentDivision of Rehabilitation & Ageing
Telephone+44 01158230229
InstitutionUniversity of Nottingham
NHS TrustNottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Region NameEast Midlands
Primary Research FieldRehabilitation
Secondary Research FieldRehabilitation
BiographyMarion Walker is Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation at the University of Nottingham. She is an occupational therapist by professional background. She is Past President of the Society for Rehabilitation Research and was Chairman of UK Stroke Forum from 2006-2008. Over the last 25 years Marion has led and steered many stroke rehabilitation research projects. Her trial involvement includes service evaluations of stroke patients not admitted to hospital, multi-disciplinary stroke teams, intermediate care, early supported discharge, day-centre care for young stroke patients and therapy provision in nursing homes. Her trial experience also involves evaluations of specific components of stroke therapy including leisure, dressing, outdoor mobility and behavioural approaches in patients with aphasia and depression.  Marion currently leads a team of over 20 people in the Stroke Rehabilitation Theme of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Lincolnshire. She is a strong advocate of patient partnership and chairs the Nottingham Stroke Consumer Group. Marion is also Associate Director for Rehabilitation and Associate Director for Portfolio Development of the UK Stroke Research Network and a trustee of the Stroke Association.

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