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Dr. Rachel Stockley

Senior Research Fellow

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB445

+44 (0) 1772 89 4998

rstockley1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Allied Health, Physiotherapy

Rachel is an experienced neurological physiotherapist and senior research fellow whose work is centred on producing programmatic research into rehabilitation after stroke. She has a particular interest in technology use for rehabilitation, and has evaluated virtual reality and wearable technologies to improve outcomes after stroke. She has skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, service improvement has supervised several Masters and PhD students.

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Rachel is a clinician-scientist with experience in clinical physiotherapeutic practice, expertise in quantitative and mixed methods health research and skills in research supervision, teaching, and professional and practice development.

She is an experienced senior lecturer and has formally and informally mentored clinicians and students for over a decade. She has specific expertise in neurological rehabilitation including stroke, neuropathies and brain injury. She is passionate about producing and implementing evidence to improve the outcome for people after stroke.

 

Conferences

Stockley, RC, Donaldson, G. et al (2017) A small repeated measures study of haptic cueing upon gait symmetry in people after stroke UK Stroke Forum International Journal of Stroke

Stockley, RC, Donaldson, G. et al (2016) Walk to the Beat: A Case Report of the Use of a Novel Haptic Device to Improve Walking after Stroke European Stroke Conference European Stroke Journal Dec;10 Suppl 5:5-76. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12634.

O’Connor, D., Stockley RC et al. (2016) A Mixed Methods Small Pilot Study to Describe the Effects of Upper Limb Training Using a Virtual Reality Gaming System in People with Chronic Stroke. European Stroke Conference European Stroke Journal Dec;10 Suppl 5:5-76. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12634.

 

Research Groups

Stroke Team

 

Publications

Stockley, R.C., Donaldson, G., Georgiou, T., Holland, S., Van der Linden, J., Tetley, J., Garbutt, L., Pinzone, O. (2017) Walk to the Beat: A Case Report of the Use of a Novel Haptic Device to Improve Walking after Stroke Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Reahbilitation doi: org/10.17352/2455-5487.000047

Stockley, R.C., O’Connor, D., Smith, P., Allsop, L., Moss, S., Edge, W.  A Mixed Methods Small Pilot Study to Describe the Effects of Upper Limb Training Using a Virtual Reality Gaming System in People with Chronic Stroke. Rehabil Res Pract. 2017;2017:9569178. doi: 10.1155/2017/9569178. Epub 2017 Jan 18.

Hatton, N, and Stockley R. C (2015) To sit or stand?: A preliminary, cross sectional study to investigate if there is a difference in glenohumeral subluxation in sitting or standing in people following stroke Archives of Physiotherapy

Stockley RC. Interventions for fatigue in peripheral neuropathy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD008146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008146.pub2

Stockley R. C., Walton T., Brissenden S., Campbell M., Davidson I. (2013) Reported fatigue in people after Guillain-Barré Syndrome: a retrospective national survey in the UK Italian Journal of Physiotherapy December;3(4):154-60

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Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, 1st Class, University of Manchester 1999
  • PG Cert in Academic Practice, King’s College London 2006
  • MSc Management, Manchester Metropolitan University – Distinction and award for highest mark in the year 2013
  • PhD,  “Exercise for people with peripheral neuropathy”, King’s College London
  • Associate of King’s College London 2013

Awards

  • Peel and Rothwell Jackson travelling Fellowship  - Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust
  • Robert Williams Award – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Verna Wright Award – Society for Research in Rehabilitation

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Health and Care Professions Council - member and partner
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Society of Research in Rehabilitation
  • Association of Physiotherapists with an Interest in Neurology