The Society for Research in Rehabilitation Winter 2019 Meeting in Nottingham

05 Feb 2019

5th February 2019

The Society’s Winter meeting was held at the Trent Vineyard, University of Nottingham and was hosted by Professor Marion Walker MBE.

There was great relief from the organisers that winter travel conditions for the meeting was not complicated by snow or Beasts from the East! The meeting opened early with a networking opportunity accompanied by pastries and lots of coffee and tea.

Marion Walker opened the conference with a warm welcome to all and reminded the audience of the significant part SRR has played in the developing careers of our leading rehabilitation academics – many of whom were in attendance.

Poster walks were a key feature of the day. There were four in total throughout the day and all were well attended with presenters saying how much they enjoyed presenting their work to such a large and engaged audience.  It was clear that the conference contained a wealth of stellar research activity.

All the keynote speakers gave excellent talks and easily captured the audiences interest. Prof Neil Coulson talked about the role of digital peer support in the self-management of long-term conditions and Professor Alex Leff discussed impairment-based therapy apps and their use in visual or language disorders.

The Philip Nichols lecture was delivered by Dr Tom Manly who spoke on executive function and mood in brain injury rehabilitation. The final keynote of the day was given by Professor Fiona Jones MBE who addressed the issue of co-production in rehabilitation research.

In addition to the outstanding invited lectures, the day was further enhanced by the extremely high quality of oral and poster presentations.

In the summing up of the day Professor Walker commented that SRR continues to showcase exceptionally high-quality research and that the outstanding research produced by our emerging rehab research leaders makes the future look very good indeed!

Symposium 1:

‘The role of digital peer support in the self-management of long-term conditions’

Professor Neil Coulson - Professor of Health Psychology, University of Nottingham


‘Appy days: Can impairment-based therapy apps improve outcomes in patients with acquired disorders of vision or language?’

Professor Alex Leff - Professor of Cognitive Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology


Philip Nichols Lecture: ‘Executive Function and Mood in Brain Injury Rehabilitation’ Dr Tom Manly - University of Cambridge MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


Symposium 2:‘Co-production in rehabilitation research: real deal or bad imitation?’

Professor Fiona Jones MBE - Professor of Rehabilitation Research, St George’s , University of London

Members can view keynote speaker presentations and Free Research Paper posters in the 'Members Area'

'The Society for Research in Rehabilitation Winter Meeting 2019' (code: 123321) has been approved for 5 credits by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). 

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