Dr. Louise Connell

Senior Research Fellow

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB417

+44 (0) 1772 89 3725

Dr Connell is a clinician-scientist, being both an experienced researcher and physiotherapist in stroke rehabilitation. Research interests include implementation research, sensory impairment, outcome measure development and intensity of practice in rehabilitation. She is a member of the Clinical Practice Research Unit.

Louise is research active within the area of Rehabilitation Sciences and is a member of the Allied Health Research Unit.



PGCHE, University of Nottingham, 2010

PhD titled "Sensory impairment and recovery after stroke", University of Nottingham, 2007

BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, 2001


Connell, Louise Ann and Tyson, Sarah F. (2012) Clinical Reality of Measuring Upper-Limb Ability in Neurologic Conditions: A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 (2). pp. 221-228. ISSN 00039993

Tyson, S. and Connell, Louise Ann (2009) How to measure balance in clinical practice. A systematic review of the psychometrics and clinical utility of measures of balance activity for neurological conditions. Clinical Rehabilitation, 23 (9). pp. 824-840. ISSN 0269-2155

Connell, Louise Ann, Lincoln, N. and Radford, Kathryn (2008) Somatosensory impairment after stroke: frequency of different deficits and their recovery. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22 (8). pp. 758-767. ISSN 0269-2155

Connell, Louise Ann and Tyson, S.F (2012) Measures of sensation in neurological conditions: A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26 (1). pp. 68-80. ISSN 0269-2155

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External Activities

Research Related

Panel member of peer reviewers for the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery Organisation Programme

Member of the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment College of Experts

Peer reviewer for National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit Programme

Member of the steering group and expert panel for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Research Priorities in Neurology

Journal Article Reviews: Reviewer for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stroke, Clinical

Rehabilitation, Disability & Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Research International and Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Member: 65084

Health Professions Council Registration: PH. 60468

Fellow of Higher Education Academy



HIEC - Health Innovation and Education Cluster (Lead for Lancashire and Cumbria Stroke Theme)

LINCS - Lancashire Initiative for Nursing and Caring Research in Stroke