Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck PhD, MCSP

Honorary Research Fellow

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Ulrike is interested in recovery mechanism of function after neurological insult. Her research investigates the effect of training not only on the control of movement but also on cortico-spinal connectivity.  


Ulrike completed her PhD investigating learning mechanisms in chronic stroke survivors at the Institute of Neurology, University College London under Prof.  John Rothwell, in 2015.  She has since been awarded a Stroke Association post-doctoral fellowship in which she will investigate proximal arm recovery processes in the acute period after stroke.


2015 PhD in Clinical Neuroscience, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, University College London

2007 MSc in Advanced Physiotherap, Department of Physiology, University College London, UK

1995 BPhysT Physiotherapy Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Health Care Professions Council HCPC

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)

Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)

ACPIN representative to UK Stroke Forum planning committee

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - Doctor of Health Science University College London (UCL) (2009 - 2014)
  • 2008 - Master of Science University College London (UCL) (2004 - 2007)
  • 1995 - Bachelor of Health Science University of Pretoria (1992 - 1995)

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