Clinical Practice Research Unit (CPRU)

Institute for Applied Health and Wellbeing (LIFE)

The Clinical Practice Research Unit (CPRU) is the only nurse-led stroke research unit in the UK. Led by Professor Caroline Watkins, this prolific and experienced multi-disciplinary team of researchers delivers programmatic pure and applied research across several domains.

The team has a national and growing international, stroke research profile. Not only is the team increasing the evidence-base for stroke care, but it is also facilitating the implementation of research evidence into practice.

The team is committed to increasing understanding of research, and NHS research capability, and this is apparent from the number of clinicians participating in research training and postgraduate degrees.

The extensive portfolio of primary and secondary research spans the five main areas of stroke care (acute, long-term care, prevention, rehabilitation, and workforce development).

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