Joanna McAdam

Joanna Harrison

NIHR CLAHRC NWC Research Manager

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB425

+44 (0) 1772 89 5106

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

Joanna has over ten years’ experience working on stroke research projects. Joanna is now seconded to the NIHR CLAHRC NWC as Research Capacity Delivery Manager.

Joanna is a full member of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR) and a Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

Full Profile

Following 10 years working in stroke research, Jo has been seconded to the role of Research Capacity Delivery Manager for the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC). Jo takes responsibility for developing, delivering and evaluating research and implementation focussed education and training opportunities, funded through the NIHR CLAHRC NWC. This has included a scoping and mapping exercise of the research training opportunities available across the three partner Universities, development and management of PhD students and co-ordination of a Research Internship Scheme which allows members of the CLAHRC NWC’s partner organisations to undertake their own small research project. As an NIHR training lead, Jo is also able to access and share information regarding the training opportunities available through the NIHR Infrastructure Training Forum. This allows Jo to inform and support our CLAHRC NWC PhD students about the help available, share experience with other CLAHRCs and feedback to colleagues regarding the development of future capacity building initiatives.


MA Sociology, University of Manchester, 2011
BA(Hons) Business Administration and Sociology, Keele University, 2000
University Certificate Teaching Toolkit, University of Central Lancashire, 2010


Refereed Publications

Gibson JME, Dickinson H, Holden F, Jones SP, Leathley MJ, McAdam JJ, Radford KR. Men’s health – the impact of stroke. Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal. (in press).

Jones SP, Carter B, Ford GA, Gibson JME, Leathley MJ, McAdam JJ, O'Donnell M, Punekar S, Quinn T, Watkins CL, on behalf of the ESCORTT group. The identification of acute stroke: An analysis of emergency calls. International Journal of Stroke. 2011. (in press). doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00749.x

More publications

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Principles of Stroke Practice Certificate

Advanced Stroke Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert


ASTUTE - Acute Stroke Telemedicine: Utility, Training and Evaluation

ESCORTT - Emergency Stroke Calls: Obtaining Rapid Telephone Triage

ICONS - Identifying Continence Options after Stroke