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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. The results were published in the journal 'Brain Injury'. Read a summary of our findings

NEWSLETTER

The wider research network have a newsletter which provides updates about completed and on-going research that investigates stroke. You can see the current and past issues of the newsletter, and sign-up to the mailing list.  

OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE PART IN CURRENT RESEARCH

INSPIRES-2 Study
Improving sleep and learning in rehabilitation after stroke, part 2

Have you had a stroke that left you with some difficulties moving your hand or arm? Do you have difficulty sleeping? Are you interested in accessing a programme which may help improve your sleep?

Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for volunteers to take part in research involving an online programme for sleep improvement and to understand how this impacts movement learning. All study procedures are conducted in your home, there is no need to visit the University. 

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 or Barbara Robinson:

Email: sleep-win@ndcn.ox.ac.uk 

Phone: 01865 611 461 or 07864800761

Ethics ref: 22/EM/0080, IRAS ID: 306291; Version 1.1, 11/04/2022

Motor Consolidation During Sleep
Looking for people who have had a stroke, and people who haven't

Study 1

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 Barbara Robinson: sleep-win@ndcn.ox.ac.uk.

Study 2

Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for volunteers aged 40 years and over for a study looking at the role of sleep in learning and memory. this study can be conducted entirely from your own home. You will be reimbursed for you time. 

If you would like to find out more about the study or if you have any questions, please get in contact with Morgan Mitchell through sleep-win@ndcn.ox.ac.uk .

 Ethics Ref: 11/H0605/12; Version 2.0 – 25/01/2022, IRAS ID: 51008

SleepStim Study

We are looking for:

  • Healthy adults, aged 40 years and over

OR

  • Stroke survivors, who have some difficulty moving their hand or arm

for a home-based study of auditory (sound) stimulation during sleep. If you would like to find out more about the study or if you have any questions, please email sleep-win@ndcn.ox.ac.uk.

 Ethics Ref: R79095/RE001; Version 1.0 - 03/02/2022

COLLABORATORS

  • Dr Anton Pick, 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, Sir Jules Thorn Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute
  • Dr Alasdair Henry, Big Health Ltd, and Sir Jules Thorn Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute
  • Professor Nele Demeyere, and Grace Chiu, Department of Experimental Psychology
  • Dr Sara Ajina, Neurorehabilitation Unit, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

Publications