Marian Brady


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Marian Brady

Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Research

Marian has directed the highly successful Stroke Rehabilitation research programme within NMAHP RU since 2000. Comprised of multidisciplinary researchers, the team specializes in the development, conduct and delivery of high quality evidence relating to the effectiveness of stroke rehabilitation interventions. Marian's research interests include therapeutic interventions (such as speech and language therapy for people with aphasia), fundamental care issues (including oral health care) and interventions that address the needs of stroke survivors as they adapt to life after stroke. Much of her work has involved the design and evaluation of complex multidisciplinary interventions, mixed methods designs and meta-analyses. Methodologically she has a particular interest in systematic reviews, meta-analyses and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Cochrane Stroke Group (  Her randomised control trial experience contributes to her current trials as Chief Investigator (SOCLE ) or collaborator (Big CACTUS, PDCOMM).Marian proposed and currently chairs the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists ( ), an EU supported network of aphasia researchers from more than 22 international partner countries. She also chairs the rehabilitation section of the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA-Rehab) ( ) a shared resource of >10,000 patients stroke rehabilitation trial data. Her research strives to impact upon stroke care and rehabilitation and so she works closely with stroke survivors, including people with aphasia and (where appropriate) those with cognitive impairment, their carers and multidisciplinary stroke care teams. She is a member of council for Stroke Association Scotland and collaborates with academic and clinical partners across the UK and internationally.