We are happy to announce that Dr. Emma Patchwood has been recognised as the 2020 rising star.
Emma obtained her PhD in 2015 and began a Stroke Association post-doctoral fellowship at Manchester in 2019. The fellowship (March 2019 – May 2022) involves co-development and feasibility testing of a remotely-delivered psychotherapeutic intervention to support adjustment post stroke. Emma has a rapidly growing, well-deserved reputation for her collaborative, inclusive, applied psychological research in stroke, specialising in service user involvement and supporting people living with cognitive and communication difficulties. As co-chief investigator on the OSCARSS carers’ cRCT Emma presented the results to 5000 stroke researchers at ESOC2019, demonstrating effective leadership, passion for research and commitment to stroke. In addition, Emma developed the evidence base for six-month reviews for stroke survivors, working effectively at getting these into practice, e.g. publishing practical guidance for commissioners/providers for the six-month review CQUIN through membership of NHS England National Stroke Plan, Task and Finish Group.
To find out more about Emma and her work, visit: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/emma-patchwood(7ef3b4bb-aaae-40cb-a6e4-112efe225d5e).html