University of Nottingham

Prof. Marion Walker

University of Nottingham.

Marion Walker is Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, at the University of Nottingham. She is an occupational therapist by professional background and a Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists.

Marion is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator and as such has been recognised as one of the nation's most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health.

Marion has managed and steered many randomised controlled trials of stroke rehabilitation. Her trial involvement includes service evaluations of occupational therapy for stroke patients not admitted to hospital, multi disciplinary stroke teams, intermediate care, day centre care for young stroke patients, occupational therapy and physiotherapy provision in nursing homes and occupational therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease. Her trial experience also involves evaluations of specific components of stroke therapy including leisure, dressing, mobility and behavioural approaches in patients with aphasia and depression.

Marion is also Associate Director for Rehabilitation and Associate Director for Portfolio Development of the UK Stroke Research Network (, and a Trustee of the Stroke Association.

Marion 's work in the area of stroke rehabilitation research, in particular her patient partnership, has been recognised by the award of MBE in the New Years Honours List 2012.


Keynote 1 » Professor Marion Walker - 10:30 - 11:30 (10:30 - Thursday, 16th June, Bailey Allen Hall )