Oxford Stroke Recovery Research Hub
Founded in 2023
Collaborative network researching stroke recovery
Mechanisms | Methods | Interventions
The Oxford Stroke Recovery Research Hub is a network of research groups and clinical collaborators with a shared interest in stroke recovery research.
We study the mechanism which underly and affect recovery, develop methods to assess changes over time, and test novel interventions for boosting outcomes. Combined, our research includes preclinical models, human participants without stroke, chronic stroke survivors living in the community, and patients in hospital.
The network consists of:
- Physiological Neuroimaging Group
- Plasticity Group
- Vision Group
- Speech and Brain Group
- Translational Neuropsychology Group
- Preclinical Stroke Research Group
- Clinical Collaborators
You can find out more information about each of the groups in the network below.
News and Highlights
Watch videos, listen to podcasts, or read about our stroke research from a range of our group. Our research highlights.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
The network Members:
TRANSLATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY GROUP
Stroke survivors often experience changes in their thinking abilities (cognition). Our aims are to improve the detection of post-stroke cognitive changes and to improve the cognitive support available for stroke survivors.
Our brains adapt whenever we learn a new skill, such as juggling. Our brains also adapt as we get older, or following damage such as stroke. Changes in our lifestyle, like taking up exercise, can also affect our brains. Understanding how the brain adapts to change can help us to design new rehabilitation treatments, to promote healthy ageing, or to enhance learning.
The vision group at FMRIB uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look at the structure, function and connectivity of the human visual system. We are interested in the functioning of the visual system in its 'normal' state in sighted individuals, the changes that occur in people who have disorders of the visual system such as visual impairment or binocular dysfunction and the effects of damage or disease.
SPEECH AND BRAIN GROUP
We are interested in the neural basis of speech and language. We use brain imaging and brain stimulation to study speech perception and production and to explore differences in the structure and function of the brain associated with differences in the way speech and language develops for example in stammering and in developmental language disorder.
preclinical stroke research group
We use preclinical models to study stroke. Our aim is to better understand mechanisms involved in post-stroke recovery and investigate novel interventions that have the potential to enhance the recovery process in patients. In our studies we use precision model approach taking into account factors such as sex and age to improve translatability of laboratory discoveries to real-world applications.
PHYSIOLOGICAL NEUROIMAGING GROUP
Our group uses multimodal approaches to understand physiological changes in the brain, both in the context of learning of novel motor skills and in a range of neurological conditions. To do this we use MR Spectroscopy, MR Imaging, Magnetoencephaolography (MEG) and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. Ultimately we hope to understand more about how the brain adapts to new challenges, so that we can develop new adjunctive therapies for recovery.
Clinical teams from the Oxford University Hospital (OUH) and Oxford Health (OH) NHS Trusts cover a range of multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient services.
From the acute stroke ward to rehabilitation services, the clinical teams are involved across a range of stroke studies.
More about OUH Stroke Services
More about OH Stroke Services