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Rehabilitation and Recovery

Our applied and translation clinical research focuses on multi-disciplinary in-patient, out-patient, and community rehabilitation and recovery for acute illness and long-term conditions.

Focus of our research

Using the full range of applied and translational research methodologies, the Rehabilitation & Recovery theme aims to generate high quality evidence to change practice and improve patient outcomes. With our national and international partners, we undertake research to develop multi-disciplinary complex interventions and assess the feasibility of testing these interventions in clinical trials. With this knowledge, we undertake large scale multi-centre randomised controlled trials to assess clinical and cost-effectiveness, and investigate implementation within the healthcare system.

Project list

Cluster Team

Professor Gordon McGregor

Gordon McGregor is a clinical academic Exercise Physiologist at Coventry University and UHCW NHS Trust. He is a Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation, specialising in mechanistic clinical exercise physiology and complex exercise rehabilitation interventions both for NHS rehabilitation services and pragmatic multi-centre clinical trials.

Professor David McWilliams

David McWilliams is a clinical academic physiotherapist at Coventry University and UHCW NHS Trust. He is a Professor in Critical Care and Rehabilitation, specialising in the rehabilitation and recovery of adults with critical illness. He has a strong international network and holds a number of prominent national and international roles including, Chair of the Intensive Care Societies National Rehabilitation Collaborative, Chair of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine physiotherapy group and is a clinical coordinator for NCEPOD.

Dr Sally Abbott

Dr Gemma Pearce

Dr Emma Murphy 

Dr Agnieszka Lewko

Dr Laura Wilde

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