Dr Emma PatchwoodBSc, PhD

Research Associate

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Stroke Association Postdoctoral Research Fellow and affiliated with the Stroke Programme within the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester. 

For the latest information on stroke-related projects being carried out by CLAHRC GM, please see the website: http://clahrc-gm.nihr.ac.uk/our-work/stroke/


I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Sheffield before moving to Manchester in 2004 and working as a research psychologistat the University of Manchester. My first project involved using Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) as a rehabilitative technology for amputees with phantom limb pain. I then worked on the ACT NoW Study (Assessing Communication Therapy in the North West) for several years: initially as Research Assistant and then Trial Manager.

My doctoral research was completed in 2015 and developed a patient-centred outcome measures for cognitive rehabilitation: PRECiS (Patient Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State). It is freely available under license here: https://www.click2go.umip.com/i/coa/precis.html

I feel strongly about the benefits of involving users in research, having first-hand experience of the positive impact of their involvement within my PhD, through facilitating the ACT NoW Research User Group, and through setup and facilitation of the OSCARSS Carer Research User Group (part of the OSCARSS study, for which I am co-Chief Investigator).

I wish to be involved with and ultimately lead on research that has potential to make a real difference to the quality of life of people with stroke and their familes.


BSc Psychology (1st class honours)

PhD Psychology

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR)

Member of the Organisation for Psychological Research into Stroke (OPSYRIS)

Member of the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR)

Further information

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 3401   (or extension 53401 for internal callers)

Twitter: @DrPatchwood

G.704 Stopford Building, Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Oxford Road,  Manchester M13 9PT, UK

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