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Our rehabilitation research has had, and continues to have, a substantial impact on rehabilitation practice and policy across the world. 

We work with people to solve the challenges of disabling conditions at all stages of life, such as strokes, accident-related injuries, developmental disabilities and age-related musculoskeletal disorders. 

We focus on the development, evaluation and implementation of effective rehabilitative interventions to enhance the ability of people to live independently. 

Our research falls into three major themes:

  • Neuro-rehabilitation – Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Alliance (ABIRA) 
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation 
  • Cognition and communication 

Research projects have included optimising therapy after a stroke, addressing the needs of people with communicative and cognitive disabilities, and developing more effective ways of managing musculoskeletal disorders. 

We use a variety of research methods including investigating rehabilitation user experience, randomised controlled trials and prognostic studies. A key component is our partnership with rehabilitation service users, the public and clinicians. We also work with researchers and clinicians internationally. 

On 23 November 2016, Professor Val Pomeroy and Professor Tom Shakespeare hosted the inaugural Disability and Rehabilitation Exchange at UEA. 

Researchers from the Schools of Health Sciences, Social Work and the Medical School shared their research in the fields of Disability and Rehabilitation with a wider audience including contributions from service users who had lived experience of rehabilitation. 

Interested in joining us?

For more information, contact Christina Jerosch-Herold, Rehabilitation Research Group Lead or follow the links below to our themes and projects.

Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Alliance

 

 

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

 

 

Communication and Cognition