Latest research

We work closely with our partners at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and other healthcare settings to help deliver the best research outcomes that will improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury.

Our research themes are:

Chronic Pain Project Receives Funding

We were delighted that the International Spinal Research Trust have donated over...
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Spinal cord injury in children and young adults

Pan-European Paediatric Spinal Cord Injury Collaboration The PEPSCI collabo...
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Airway pressure therapy used to treat obstructive sleep apnoea

 People with OSA have a higher risk of death and chronic disease and  issues l...
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Rewalk Exoskeleton: A Feasibility Study

Where do bionic suits fit in rehabilitating and living with spinal cord injury?...
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Spinal Cord Injury Priority Setting Partnership (SCI-PSP)

The SCI-PSP has offered a unique opportunity for people with experience of spina...
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Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers are a medical complication that require constant management and...
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Read more about our research guidelines and policies, and our projects specifically aimed at bringing better quality of life for people with spinal cord injury

Lower Limb Exoskeleton: A feasibility study 31/01/2015 Eye-tracking computer systems for individuals with tetraplegia 02/12/2014 Top Ten Research Priorities for individuals with spinal cord injury 10/11/2015

Research. What we’ve achieved, what we're aiming for and where we’re going

Over the past 6 years, we have conducted research that tackles the complications of spinal cord injury head on. Our new vision refines our areas of interest to focus on the complications that we believe matter to people most. We are now committed to funding research of the highest quality. This means we intend to grant funds to researchers throughout the UK who can demonstrate their projects fulfil our key priorities, and have in mind our belief that research should ultimately make positive changes to clinical practice.

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Our aims

  • The three core aims of the strategy are to:
    • To support world-class research that enhances quality of life through improved treatments, rehabilitation and prevention of complications following spinal cord injury.
    • To support research that is ambitious in its application and has the potential to make positive changes to clinical practice.
  • Research we fund falls into three key priority areas:
    • Urinary Tract Infections and Pressure Ulcers
    • Neuropathic Pain
    • Assistive technology primarily for upper limb function

Spinal Cord Injury - Priority Setting Partnership (SCI-PSP)

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research, in collaboration with other British stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury, has conducted the first nationwide survey amongst patients, carers, families and healthcare professionals to establish the issues that concern them most about living with a spinal cord injury, and which require priority investigation.

By establishing the top ten research priorities from the results of the survey, we can ensure we focus on the key concerns of people with this lifelong condition. In doing so, we can continue to work to improve their quality of life.