HRH The Princess Margaret Stroke Association Clinical Lecturer
Lesley is a Stroke Association Clinical Lecturer whose research focuses on optimising stroke survivor recovery through effective goal setting practice in community based rehabilitation settings. Lesley’s academic work is hosted within the NMAHP Research Unit in Glasgow Caledonian University. She also has a clinical role as a highly specialist occupational therapist within a community rehabilitation team in NHS Forth Valley.
Lesley has developed a goal setting and action planning (G-AP) framework to guide goal setting practice in community based stroke rehabilitation settings. She has experience of a variety of research methodologies including systematic reviews, surveys, qualitative interviews/ focus groups and framework analysis techniques. The planned research programme within her Stroke Association Clinical Lectureship includes development of resources and training to support the implementation of G-AP in practice and an evaluation of its clinical and cost effectiveness in community stroke rehabilitation settings.
Supported by a Chief Scientist Office doctoral training fellowship, Lesley completed her PhD in 2015 entitled, “The development and initial evaluation of a goal setting and action planning framework for use in community based stroke rehabilitation”. Prior to that, she completed an MSc in Psychology and Health and worked as an occupational therapist in a variety of stroke rehabilitation settings in both the UK and USA.