Multiple Sclerosis Falls Prevention Research
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  • Lecture Theatre 1, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

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The Institute of Health and Community and the Centre for Health and Social Care Innovation (CHeSCI) are delighted to invite you to their forthcoming presentation by visiting professor, Professor Marcia Finlayson.

CHeSCI have recently secured a visiting professorship award funded by the IHC for Professor Finlayson, the Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queens University, Canada.

As a researcher and scholar, Professor Finlayson, who is an occupational therapist, has a highly esteemed body of work that focuses on understanding the experiences and challenges of living with MS, including undertaking the first pilot study of an education-focused falls programme in this group.

Recently she has led the establishment of an international research network which is working to push forward falls research in MS. Professor Finlayson has published 105 peer-reviewed articles, 12 book chapters, and delivered over 100 conference presentations at national and international meetings. Since 2000, she has received over $5 million dollars in research funding.  

During her visit, Professor Finlayson will be making a presentation of her work which will be open to any interested clinicians as well as University staff and students. Her work, which extends from the hospital to community based settings, will resonate with professional groups from across the health and social service spectrum and not just within MS and neurology.

Everybody welcome, just turn up!

For further information please contact IHC@plymouth.ac.uk.

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