About us

What are the aims of SRR?

The Society for Research in Rehabilitation is a multi-disciplinary group whose members share the principal goal of: carrying out and promoting high quality research to develop effective, relevant and forward-thinking rehabilitation practices that will improve the opportunities available to people with acute and chronic disabling conditions.
SRR provides a forum for high quality rehabilitation research:

  • Raising the profile of rehabilitation research
  • Encouraging the evaluation of rehabilitation practice through well-designed studies
  • Fostering a climate in which people can develop and share research skills
  • Enabling active researchers to share the results of their research
  • Advancing rehabilitation practice for acute and chronic disabling conditions
  • Training enabling junior researchers to present research

How does SRR try to achieve these aims?

The Society holds two scientific meetings a year,in winter and summer.  Each meeting offers symposia addressing  specific rehabilitation topics, sessions for presentation of scientific papers and poster sessions. Recent symposia topics have included Stroke Rehabilitation, Orthoptics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Rehabilitation in Palliative Care, Outcome Measurement, Biomechanics, Behaviour Change and Clinical Trials. The scientific papers are stimulating and cover a diversity of topics and a variety of research methodologies.

The Society’s elected Council keeps up to date with pertinent issues at local, national and international level, keeps members informed and whereappropriate, makes comments and lobbies on the Society’s behalf and represents rehabilitation research.

Verna Wright Prize

To encourage associate members to present at SRR, each year the Society presents £150 each for the best oral presentationthe best poster made by an associate member (first time presenter) each year. 

Who can join the SRR?

Membership of this flourishing Society, which has over 330 members, is open to people who are interested in rehabilitation research; all professions who work within the field of  rehabilitation are represented amongst the membership. Most work within the United Kingdom and Europe but membership extends worldwide.

Member Benefits:Network with leading UK researchers, notification of key events, meetings, courses and jobs, discounted conference rates for affiliate organisations e.g.UK Stroke Forum, BSRM...