Avril Drummond is Professor of Healthcare Research and an occupational therapist. She achieved her qualification as an occupational therapist from the University of Ulster, her MSc in Rehabilitation from the University of Southampton and her PhD at the University of Nottingham. She is Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists, outgoing Chair of the UK Stroke Forum- a coalition of 32 national multi-disciplinary organisations involved in stroke from across the UK committed to improving care for people after stroke, Board Member, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, member of the RCP Intercollegiate Working Party for stroke, was a member of sub-panel 3 in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Although Avril’s main areas of interest are stroke rehabilitation and conducting randomised controlled trials, she is interested in all aspects of rehabilitation research. She has conducted trials and service evaluations of stroke units, occupational therapy pre-discharge home visits, falls reduction/management, interventions for people with MS, traumatic brain injury, low back pain and total hip replacements.
Avril is currently conducting research into GP ‘fit notes’, fatigue after stroke, falls, memory rehabilitation after brain injury, vocational rehabilitation, early supported discharge, hemianopia and re-enablement services.
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