Professor of Stroke Care and Rehabilitation
Marian directs the highly successful Stroke Rehabilitation research programme within NMAHP RU. 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 rehabilitation and fundamental care interventions 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 an associate member of the Editorial Board for the Cochrane Stroke Group (www.stroke.cochrane.org).
Her randomised control trial experience contributes to her current trials including SOCLE II (as Chief Investigator www.socletrial.org) Big CACTUS and PDCOMM (as collaborator). She proposed and currently chairs the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (www.aphasiatrials.org ), an EU supported network of aphasia researchers from more than 26 international partner countries. She also chairs the rehabilitation section of the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA-Rehab) (www.vista.gla.ac.uk) 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, their carers and multidisciplinary stroke care teams. She is a member of the council for Stroke Association Scotland and collaborates with academic and clinical partners across the UK and internationally.