09 May 18. Stroke Association Awards
Edinburgh picked up the top four awards from The Stroke Association ceremony in London.
Research Awards Ceremony
This year The Stroke Association held their Keynote Lecture and Awards ceremony on 2 May at Guildhall, London.
The Keynote Lecture was delivered by Professor Marion Walker MBE, Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham.
Professor Walker has a strong research portfolio covering a wide area of local, national and international research projects. She is a strong advocate of patient partnership and has co-chaired the Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group for 10 years. She is also a Stroke Association trustee. Marion was awarded an MBE in 2012, as part of The Queen's New Year Honours list, for her service to stroke rehabilitation and stroke survivors.
Professor Walker addressed the audience with her lecture: ‘Living life well: Rehabilitation matters’, which covered the crucial part rehabilitation plays in restoring the quality of life, not only for the patient but also for those close to them. We heard from Martin, a stroke survivor, who shared his personal experience of how rehabilitation played a very significant role in his recovery process.
Following the Keynote Lecture, The Stroke Association proudly presented this year's four awards:
- Stroke Association Priority Programme Award to Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, University of Edinburgh
- Joint Stroke Association and Medical Research Council Priority Programme Award to Professor Colin Smith, University of Edinburgh
- Stroke Association Kirby Laing Foundation Senior Non-Clinical Lectureship Award to Dr Emily Sena, University of Edinburgh
- Stroke Association Edith Murphy Foundation Senior Clinical Lectureship for Medical Professionals Award to Dr Grant Mair, University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh were thrilled to receive all four of these awards - which was a fantastic achievement.
In addition, Dr Stewart Wiseman, University of Edinburgh was awarded a post doctoral Fellowship by The Stroke Association. Many congratulations to Stewart!
Gaining these 5 awards reflects the excellence of stroke research at the University - well done everyone!