Who made this stroke resource?

Clare Dow

A research fellow at University of Stirling. Obtained her PhD from QMUC, looking at support & information in relation to pain after limb amputation. Has worked on various qualitative research projects including the Healthtalk online websites on Chronic Pain & Stroke

Sally Wyke

A health services researcher & Director of the Alliance for Self Care Research, Dept. of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Stirling. She has done a lot of research projects about people’s experiences of health & illness and how they care for their health

Kerry Kuluski

Kerry is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bridgepoint Health (a complex continuing care and rehabilitation facility) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She completed her PhD in Health Services research at the University of Toronto in 2010. Shortly after she spent 6 months as a Visiting Scholar with the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford, at which time she completed the update for the stroke module on this website.  Her research expertise spans health services, health policy, home and community care, rural health, complex chronic disease, and aging.

Advisory Panel

Campbell Chalmers
Director of Advice and Support, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
Caroline Leigh Watkins
Professor of Stroke and Older People’s Care, University of Central Lancashire
Catherine Sackley
Professor of Physiotherapy, The Department of Primary Care & General Practice, The University of Birmingham
Charles Warlow
Professor of Medical Neurology, The University of Edinburgh
Christina Meacham
Former Chief Executive, Different Strokes
David Lloyd
Patient Representative
Derick Wade
Consultant and Professor in Neurological Rehabiliation, Oxford Centre for Enablement
Joan Murphy
Senior Speech and Language Therapist and Clinical Research Fellow, University of Stirling
John Gladman
Professor in the Medicine of Older People, University of Nottingham
Jonathan Mant
Clinical Reader in Stroke Epidemiology, Department of Primary Care & General Practice, The University of Birmingham
Lesley Fleming
Occupational Therapist and Clinical, Research Fellow, University of Stirling
Mike Sage
Patient Representative
Peter Coleman
Deputy Director of Research and Development, The Stroke Association
Pip Logan
Principal Research Fellow in Occupational Therapy, University of Nottingham
Sue Ziebland
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Susie Parr
Training Consultant, Connect – The Communication Disability Network


We would like to thank all the participants and health professionals who helped us with this research. We would like to thank Sylvie Thorn, Stroke Service Development Manager for Oxfordshire PCT, for providing access to the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Forum where participants for the Stroke Update were recruited and education on the spectrum of stroke services was provided.

Supported by:

DIPEx Charity
Managed Clinical Networks on the Web
The Alliance for Self Care Research