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Rehabilitation Research Showcase

Guy’s Campus, London

18 Feb
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Rehabilitation Research Showcase 2020

Hosted by the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, this one-day event celebrates the leading rehabilitation research taking place across King's College London and King's Health Partners.

We will showcase our work through a series of short talks with opportunities for networking for clinicians, academics, students and members of the public interested in collaborating with research.

Three sessions will cover:

1) rehabilitation for adults with severe mental illness;

2) rehabilitation for adults with long term conditions; and

3) rehabilitation for adults with frailty and those at the end of life.

Who should attend: Allied health professionals, allied health students, prospective allied health students and members of the public. 

Registration Deadline: Friday 10 January 2020

Programme Chairs: Dr Katie Sheehan & Dr Arietta Spinou 




Dr Arietta Spinou


Session 1: Theme = Mental Health



High-intensity interval training in severe mental illness.

Ms Rebecca Martland


Is it possible for people with severe mental illness to sit less and move more?

Ms Garcia Ashdown-Franks


Coffee break



Session 2: Rehabilitation in LTC



Exercise interventions in haemophilia.

Professor Wendy Drechsler


Investigating therapy in the rehabilitation of physical function for survivors of severely disabling stroke.

Mr Mark McGlinchey


Exercise therapy, behaviour change and weight management for people living with kidney disease.

Ms Ellen Castle


Feasibility and multi-centre clinical trial of gait rehabilitation in patients with recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis: the Gait Rehabilitation in Early Arthritis Trial.

Dr Mandeep Sekhon


Establishing NHS-style stroke care in Sierra Leone, the importance of community engagement.

 Ms Jessica O'Hara and Ms Jurate Wall


Lunch break



Session 3: Frailty/end of life



Functional outcomes of frailty: findings from national cohort studies.

Dr Matthew O’Connell


Multisensory rehabilitation in older adult fallers.

Dr Marousa Pavlou


Understanding the development of severe contractures in people with advanced dementia and the burden placed on care providers.

Ms Hannah Prentice


Improving rehabilitation for people with newly diagnosed thoracic cancer: Findings from a randomised controlled feasibility trial.

Dr Joanne Bayly


Feasibility study of combining geriatric services with pulmonary rehabilitation.  

Ms Lisa Brighton


Thank you and close

Dr Katie Sheehan

 Catering will be held in G3 New Hunt's House

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