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Melanie Fleming

Guarantors of Brain Research Fellow & Patient and Public Involvement Lead

I am a research fellow in the Plasticity Group. My primary interest is in the investigation of potential strategies for improving rehabilitation after stroke and brain injury. I co-lead a group investigating the role of sleep in learning and recovery, findings ways to improve sleep after stroke and novel treatments such as brain stimulation. 

Chair, Patient and Public Involvement working group, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging

Committee member, Early career training programme, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging

Committee member, Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee

Peer mentor, Oxford Policy Engagement Network

My collaborators include

  • Dr Anton Pick and Dr David Henderson Slater from the Oxford Centre for Enablement (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Mrs Emma Garratt from the Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (Oxford Health NHS Trust)
  • Professor Helen Dawes from Exeter University
  • Mrs Rachel Buckingham and Mr Tim Theologis from the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Professor Nele Demeyere, Translational Neuropsychology Lab
  • Professor Charlotte Stagg, Physiological Neuroimaging Group

Summaries of our studies of sleep after stroke and brain injury

Read a summary of our study examining sleep in chronic stroke survivors

Read a summary of our study assessing sleep during rehabilitation from brain injury