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News Update: Come and visit us at the Neuro Rehab Convention in June, Stand 8002!

We are delighted to be the Official Charity Partner of the the European Neuro Convention in 2017, held in London’s ExCel on 7th and 8th June. Not only will we be exhibiting (come and visit us over at stand 8002) to demonstrate some of our Latest Research, but we will also be speaking. Dr Julian Taylor, SMSR Research Director, along with Miguel Rodriguez and Dr Armin Scnurer will be presenting The DolSCI Network: Harnessing Expertise for Better Neuropathic Pain Control. The DolSCI Network was devised by Dr Taylor along with the late Professor Paul Kennedy, and recently received funding from Spinal Research.

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Our research themes for 2015 and beyond are:

Foster research that improves our understanding of the acute and long-term health effects of spinal cord injury, and new or better ways to manage the associated complication;

  • Enable close collaboration between research teams and health care services to improve research quality and outcomes;

  • Investigate the use of assistive technology in the treatment and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury.

  • A 21-year longitudinal analysis of impact, coping, and appraisals following spinal cord injury

    This study examined mortality, psychological impact, coping strategies, and cogn...
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    Spinal cord injury in children and young adults

    The PEPSCI collaboration is an initiative to establish a Pan-European Paediatr...
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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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    Muscle Synergies in Cycling after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

    After incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI), patients suffer important sensorim...
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    Detecting injuries of the subaxial cervical spine in patients using CT scanning

      The study was designed to assess the accuracy of detecting lateral mas...
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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’re aiming for, where we’re going

    In August 2012, Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research set out a research strategy for the years 2012 to 2017.

    Click here for an executive summary

    Our aims

    • The three core aims of the strategy are to:
      • undertake and support world-class research that enhances quality of life through improved treatments, rehabilitation and prevention of complications following spinal cord injury.
      • ensure a professional scientific framework that enables the conduct and dissemination of high quality spinal cord injury research.
      • bring together the stakeholders of spinal cord injury research and use relevant data sources to evaluate the complex nature of spinal cord injury health care delivery.
    • As the above aims cover the whole span of spinal cord injury research, we will initially focus on research projects that fall under the following main themes:
      • Alleviate chronic medical complications such as pain, pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections
      • Develop the latest assistive technologies to improve neurorehabilitation
      • Enable people with spinal cord injury to realise their full potential in life

    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.