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 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 stroke AHP clinical academic in NHS Lanarkshire.
Lesley has developed a goal setting and action planning (G-AP) framework to guide goal setting practice with stroke survivors in community rehabilitation settings. She has experience using a variety of research methodologies including literature reviews, surveys and qualitative methods. Her Stroke Association Clinical Lectureship research programme 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.