We are in the unique position of being based at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC), at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. This allows us to work closely and collaboratively with the clinical team and patients at the NSIC to identify and better understand the issues and challenges people face as they rebuild their lives after paralysis.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters our small team of world class SMSR researchers and clinical partners are involved in a number of clinical studies that are helping us to understand better the long-term health effects of spinal cord injury and help to improve treatments and therapies to address chronic complications and quality of life.
Here are the current projects we are involved in and how they will make a difference to those with spinal cord injury. Click on the following links to view each project in detail:
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At SMSR we believe in sharing our expertise and our knowledge to enable close collaboration between healthcare teams and healthcare services to improve research quality and outcomes.
SMSR experts regularly present their research projects and speak about spinal cord injury related areas at a range of conferences and exhibitions.
If you would like to arrange an expert speaker presentation or to arrange a media interview about an SMSR project please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , SMSR Communications Manager
Dr Taylor is specialist in the fields of chronic complications of spinal cord injury including spasticity, neuropathic pain and neurorehabilitation. He initiates and manages a number of key projects and is a Member of the Neuroscience Society, IASP and founding member of the Castilla LaMancha Pain Society.
Dr Onal manages the SMSR PEPSCI Collaboration Project which is helping to identify key priority research areas for children with spinal cord injury. She welcomes opportunities to speak about the importance of paediatric care in the management of spinal cord injury.
With a background in Public Health Nutrition, James manages our UTI study and has a special interest in the impact on UTI and its impact on health and well-being in those individuals with a neurogenic bladder dysfunction, and the potential role that a vaccine could make in reducing the incidence of UTIs in those affected by it.
One of the ways your company can support us, is by joining our Corporate Partnership Scheme. Click on the medals below to see exactly what it entails, or get in touch with our Corporate Fundraiser,
Anne Curran email@example.com .
Charlotte Minoprio, Fundraising Manager firstname.lastname@example.org .
For further information about any of our research, please contact:
Dr Julian Taylor, Research Director email@example.com .