School of Sport and Health Sciences
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Subject Areas: Health, Physiotherapy
Professor Louise Connell is a physiotherapist and clinician-scientist. Her current research focuses specifically on implementation research for intensive rehabilitation after stroke.
Louise is research active within the area of Rehabilitation Sciences and is a member of the Allied Health Research Unit.
Professor Connell has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has been highly cited (H-index of 22). She has been awarded fellowship status by the Association for Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology for advancing the specialty of neurological physiotherapy. She is a former National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Career Development Fellow. She is a member of several research funding panels and regularly presents nationally and internationally on stroke rehabilitation and implementation research.
Louise is the first Allied Health Professions Professor in Neurorehabilitation and Stroke, a joint venture between East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) and the School of Sport and Health Sciences at UCLan. Her new post is an innovative academic-clinical partnership, with a focus on developing and implementing a strategy for research within clinical practice in neurorehabilitation and stroke. Find out more in the ELHT newsletter.
Bird, Marie-Louise, Miller, Tiev, Connell, Louise and Eng, Janice (2019) Moving stroke rehabilitation evidence into practice; a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Clinical Rehabilitation . ISSN 0269-2155
Connell, Louise, McMahon, Naoimh , Simpson, Lisa A and Watkins, Caroline Leigh (2014) Investigating measures of intensity during a structured upper limb exercise programme in stroke rehabilitation: An exploratory study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95 (12). pp. 2410-2419.
Connell, Louise, Mcmahon, Naoimh, Chesworth, Brigit, Harris, JJ, Watkins, Caroline Leigh and Eng, JJ (2014) Exploring implementation fidelity of an evidence-based stroke rehabilitation intervention: A qualitative interview study. In: The 8th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, 8 - 12 April 2014, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)
Member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship Panel
Panel member for NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit Programme (North West region)
Reviewer for the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
Member of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment College of Experts
Reviewer for German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funding programme for systematic reviews
Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Scientific Panel 2014- present
Reviewer for Physiotherapy Research Foundation, The Stroke Association, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
Member of the Guideline Methodology Group for the RCP National clinical guideline for stroke 2016.
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