Professor Ann Ashburn FCSP, PhD, MPhil
Professor of Rehabilitation
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Professor Ann Ashburn has specialised in the rehabilitation of people with neurological conditions in particular stroke and Parkinson’s disease. She has a background in physiotherapy and for many years has focused on balance impairment and falls management. She leads an internationally recognised research programme on rehabilitation and the management of falls and has published widely.
Falls are complex and linked to environmental and social issues as well as cognitive and physical challenges; not all falls are preventable, but striving for safe mobility among those at risk of falls should be achievable
Ann trained as a physiotherapist and developed an academic career in rehabilitation.
FCSP Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 2002 (qualified 1970)
PhD Rehabilitation, University of Southampton 1997
MPhil Human Sciences, Loughborough University 1982
Membership of National Committees:
- Member of the HTA Scientific Commissioning Board [2007 to 2012]
- Member of the Rehabilitation Clinical Studies Group, UK Stroke Research Network [2005 to 2012]
- Local Clinical Lead for stroke research and member of the Board of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Comprehensive Research Network CLRN [2007 to present]
- Parkinson's Disease Society, Research Advisory Panel [2002 to 2008]
- Member of local Dendron Committee [2006 to present]
Recent grants from NIHR RfPB, HTA CET, BUPA, The Parkinson's Disease Society, The Stroke Association and Action Medical Research.