Dr Diana Jackson
Senior Research Fellow
Diana trained as a physiotherapist at King’s College Hospital and specialised in neurological rehabilitation, working across in-patient, out-patient and community settings. In 1996 she took an MSc in Rehabilitation Studies at the University of Southampton and subsequently joined the Regional Rehabilitation Unit at Northwick Park Hospital as a researcher. Work to develop a multi-disciplinary integrated care pathway for managing post-stroke shoulder pain, with a focus on pain assessment in patients with communication and cognitive deficits, led to the award of a PhD on the assessment of post-stroke shoulder pain from the University of Southampton in 2004.
Since joining the CSI in 2003, Diana has led research on three Department of Health funded studies to support the National Service Framework for Long-term Neurological Conditions . She has also collaborated with colleagues on a substantial study of community rehabilitation service delivery. Evidence from this body of work will inform the way health and social services are delivered to people with LTNCs and their carers.