Be inspired and share control: the added value of self-management support

This webinar shares new ways of thinking about and building the evidence base on self-management. Drawing on examples from research and clinical practice...

Avril Drummond

Avril Drummond is Professor of Healthcare Research, and an occupational therapist, at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her main area of interest is stroke rehabilitation and she has undertaken large trials, studies and service evaluations.

Avril is a member of the Royal College of Physicians’ Intercollegiate Working party for stroke, which produces the UK Stroke Clinical Guidelines. She is a former Chair of the UK Stroke Forum, she chaired the ‘Life after stroke’ domain for the Action Plan for Stroke in Europe and is a trustee of the UK Stroke Association.

Scott Ballard-Ridley

Scott Ballard-Ridley suffered a stroke in 2007 at the age of 22 which left him with significant physical impairments and without the use of his vision.

Prior to his stroke, Scott trained as a physiotherapist and since then he has worked in the NHS, for the Stroke Association and currently for social enterprise, Bridges Self-management, where he works with healthcare professionals on how they can work more collaboratively with patients in their care. Scott lives at home with his wife and three-year-old daughter.

Fiona Jones

Fiona Jones MBE is Professor of Rehabilitation Research at St George’s University of London and Kingston University. She has led multiple studies to evaluate self-management approaches within healthcare teams including in stroke, acute brain injury and major trauma.

In 2013, Fiona set up a social enterprise Bridges Self-management, which is an approach to self-management co-delivered with people living with complex long-term conditions and used by more than 500 acute and community rehabilitation teams across the UK. In 2014, Fiona led an NIHR funded study to evaluate the use of Experience–Based Co-Design to explore ways to increase therapeutic activity in stroke units, and is currently Co-lead for the Listen project (Long Covid Personalised Self-managemenT support- co-design and EvaluatioN). In 2017 Fiona was awarded an MBE for services to stroke rehabilitation.

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Hanne Pallesen

Hanne Pallesen is a senior researcher and associated professor at the Hammel Neurocentre and University of Aarhus.

Hanne’s research interests include: remaking the body, disability, self-efficacy, self-management, self-identity and nature-based rehabilitation research, patient perspectives, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral recovery after brain injury. She is a MSc and PhD supervisor, teacher and responsible for a Neurorehabilitation course at the Master Degree programme in Health Science, Aarhus University.

Mette Brandi

Mette Brandi is an occupational therapist, employed at the Neurocenter, Aarhus. She helped to develop and implement the Danish version of self-management STROKE 65+..

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Lisa Kidd

Dr Lisa Kidd is Reader in Supported Self-Management in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow

Lisa’s research interests include self-management, stroke, person-centred care, implementation science and patient and public engagement with research. Specifically, Lisa leads a programme of research focussing on the implementation of self-management support in stroke service provision, particularly how practitioners implement and embed self-management support, that is driven by people’s needs, experiences and priorities, in their practice and service provision.

Lisa inputs into the roll out of supported self-management as part of Scotland’s Stroke Improvement Plan. She leads the Supported Stroke Self-Management Network, a network of practitioners, academics, policymakers with an interest in shaping stroke self-management research and practice, run in collaboration with Kingston/St George’s University, University of Southampton and Glasgow Caledonian University.