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Melanie Fleming

Associate Professor & Patient and Public Involvement Lead

I am a senior 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. 

Vice Chair, Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee

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

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

College Advisor / Research Associate, St Catherine's College

Member of the Oxford Stroke Recovery Research Hub

Member of the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance (ISRRA) Emerging Leaders Group

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 Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire (BOB) Integrated Care Board
  • 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