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Our team

Our research

Inpatient Study: We measured sleep quality in people receiving rehabilitation after brain injury. The results are published in the journal 'Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair'. Read a summary of our findings

Outpatient Study: We investigated sleep quality in a group of community dwelling stroke and brain injury survivors. The results are published in the journal 'Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair'. Read a summary of our findings

Sleepio Feasibility: We explored the feasibility of using the online sleep improvement programme 'Sleepio' in a group of community dwelling stroke survivors. We are currently working to analyse this data.


Have you had a stroke? Do you have difficulty moving your hand or arm? Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for volunteers for a study looking at the role of sleep in learning after stroke. The study will be conducted entirely from your own home.

If you would like to find out more about the study or if you have any questions, please get in contact with Dr Melanie Fleming:


Study title: Motor consolidation during sleep

Ethics Ref: 11/H0605/12, Version 1 – 28/09/20



  • Dr Anton Pick, and Dr David Henderson Slater, Oxford Centre for Enablement, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Emma Garratt, Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Oxford Health NHS Trust
  • Professor Colin Espie and Associate Professor Simon Kyle, Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute
  • Dr Alasdair Henry, Big Health Ltd and Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute
  • Professor Nele Demeyere and Grace Chiu, Department of Experimental Psychology