Dr Rachel Stockley

Dr. Rachel Stockley

Senior Research Fellow

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB445

+44 (0) 1772 89 4998


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.


UK Stroke Forum 2019 - Invited Speaker - Sensory interventions for the upper limb after stroke

Society for Research In Rehabilitation 2019 – Upper limb therapy after stroke - what do therapists do? A UK Survey

Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Conference 2019 - Shaping therapy: what influences the content and time for therapy of the upper limb after stroke? A survey of UK therapists

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Stroke Team


Stockley, R.C., Peel, R., Jarvis, K., Connell, L. SUPPLES-UK: A survey of therapy for the upper-limb after stroke in the UK BMJ Open 2019 Vol 9 Issue 9 20th September

Chatterjee, K., Stockley, R.C., Lane, S., Watkins, C., Cottrell, K., Ankers, B., Davies, S., Fisher Morris, M., Fallon, N., et al (2019) PULSE-I - Is rePetitive Upper Limb SEnsory stimulation early after stroke feasible and acceptable? A stratified single-blinded randomised controlled feasibility study. 2019 Jul 1;20(1):388. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3428-y

Jacques, M, Martin, D., Stockley, RC, Bostock, I., Smith, J., DeGoede, C., Morse, C. (2019) Frequency of reported pain in adult males with muscular dystrophy PLOS ONE doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212437}

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 Rehabilitation doi: 10.17352/2455-5487.000047

More publications


  • 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


  • 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