2023 OPSYRIS Annual Meeting (hybrid)
4th July 2023, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, Jubilee Campus
Follow this link to register via Eventbrite (deadline 26th June for in-person attendance)
9:00 – 9:25: Registration and coffee
9:25 – 9:30: Welcome from OPSYRIS Chair (Dr Stephanie Rossit) & from Director of Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham (Prof. Martin Orrell)
9:30 – 11:00: Invited Symposium: Lessons learned from running clinical trials testing complex interventions
Occupational therapist by professional background and Professor of Healthcare Research at the University of Nottingham.
Has diverse rehabilitation research interests including conducting trials of cognitive rehabilitation in MS and stroke.
Currently a trustee of the UK Stroke Association, member of the RCP Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and editor-in-chief of Clinical Rehabilitation.
Audrey Bowen is a Professor of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation at the University of Manchester, with affiliations to the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology and the Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre. Audrey has enjoyed a happy 25 year career in stroke rehabilitation research, enabled by funding from NIHR and Stroke Association, collaborative multidisciplinary teamwork and, superb Patient, Carer and Public Involvement.Through the use of RCTs and other designs Audrey’s research explores the evidence base for rehabilitation, with the ultimate aim of reducing the impact of the neuropsychological sequelae of stroke.
Prof Kate Radford: “Lessons learned from running clinical trials testing complex interventions: Supporting delivery of the trial intervention”
Kate Radford is an Occupational Therapist and Professor of Rehabilitation Research, with expertise in developing and evaluating complex rehabilitation interventions. Her research interest is in vocational rehabilitation (VR). Kate’s current research involves trials to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of job retention interventions for stroke survivors, trauma survivors and people with inflammatory arthritis, studies to develop and evaluate VR interventions for people with multiple sclerosis and post Covid-19; and peer coaching and assistive technology interventions to promote self-management and participation following brain injury.
Kate leads the Centre for Rehabilitation and Ageing Research and the Doctoral Training Centre for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research at the University of Nottingham.
Dr Shirley Thomas: “Lessons learned from running clinical trials testing complex interventions: Trial logistics “
Shirley is an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Nottingham in the UK and a health psychologist. Her main research interest is in the psychological impacts of stroke, including the assessment and management of mood and cognitive problems. She led completed multicentre trials of behavioural activation for depression after stroke and collaborates on a range of stroke psychology and rehabilitation trials with researchers and clinicians in the UK and Australia.
Dr Eirini Kontou: “Lessons learned from running clinical trials testing complex interventions: Training and competency”
Dr Eirini Kontou is a clinical academic clinical psychologist who holds appointments at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and at the University of Nottingham. She is currently a part-time Senior Research Fellow based at the School of Medicine. She has recently been awarded the NIHR Development Skills & Enhancement award to develop her expertise in developing and evaluating complex interventions in clinical trial.
11:00 – 11:30: Poster Session
11:30 – 12:35: Open Symposium 1: Assessment and intervention for emotional issues post-stroke
Liz Lightbody: Confirming the mechanism of motivational interviewing therapy after stroke: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
Andrea Kusec: What are the Long-Term Psychological Consequences of Stroke?
Georgina Ottaway: Reaching consensus to suggest guidelines for the non-pharmacological management of post-stroke emotionalism using the Delphi Method and mini-focus groups
Tom Steverson: The Reliability, Validity and Clinical Utility of the Clinical Outcomes Routine Evaluation Ten Item Version (CORE-10) in a Post-Acute Stroke Inpatient Sample
Josh Blake: The factor structure of the patient health questionnaire-9 in stroke: a comparison with a non-stroke population
12:35 – 1:35: Lunch and Poster Session
1:05 – 1:35: AGM
1:35 – 2:35: Workshop: NIHR funding for testing complex interventions
Brian Crosbie and Rebecca Barnes (NIHR Research Design Service East Midlands)
2:35 – 3:00: Open Symposium 2 (part 1 Online presentations): Assessing and supporting people with aphasia post-stroke
Jessica Hourston: Evaluation of Validity of an Aphasic Friendly Mood Measure for use with Post-stroke Patients
Sian Carroll: Working with Stroke Survivors with Aphasia – An Online Vignette Study of Speech and Language Therapists
3:00 – 3:30: Poster Session
3:30 – 4:00: Open Symposium 2 (part 2 In-person presentations): Assessing and supporting people with aphasia post-stroke
Faye Wray: Methods, benefits and challenges of using co-production and behaviour change theory to develop a self-management intervention for stroke survivors with aphasia.
Madeleine Harrison: Identifying Key Components of a Computer Therapy Intervention for Aphasia Post-stroke: A Secondary Analysis of the Big CACTUS Trial Data
4:00 – 4:45: Open Symposium 3: Cognition and the body
Dragos-Cristian Gruia: Disentangling hand motor-control and cognitive deficits during self-administered cognitive assessments in patients with stroke
Catherine E Davidson: Understanding and defining people’s body image experiences after a stroke
Emma Elliott: Using Rasch Measurement Theory to examine the Oxford Cognitive Screen
**Rising Star Award talk** Kathleen Vancleef: Improving the Oxford Visual Perception Screen: A screening tool for visual perception difficulties after stroke
4:45 – 5:00: Closing remarks from OPSYRIS Chair
Poster Presentations (click on title to view or download)
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