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Our research

Within the Research Group there are three Clusters: Neurological, Respiratory and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Through the development, validation and evaluation of new rehabilitation technologies we have made a major contribution to the rehabilitation and health of patients by state of the art rehabilitation research.

Our goals are to translate proven rehabilitation technologies into clinical practice and, by understanding the recovery process, the mechanisms through which they work. Development and clinical evaluation of technologies is user driven we work with patients and their families, healthcare professionals, healthcare providers and developers throughout the rehabilitation research process.


Our neurorehabilitation research addresses some of the problems experienced by people with Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury at both the acute and chronic stages of the disease.


Movement dysfunction in musculoskeletal disorders reduces everyday activities and quality of life.  Through innovative musculoskeletal research and new rehabilitation technologies we aim to optimise musculo- skeletal health and function.

Respiratory Rehabilitation

Our respiratory research aims to establish a sound evidence base for therapeutic interventions, and to promote best practice in the diagnosis, care and management of people with respiratory disorders: especially asthma, cystic fibrosis and COPD.


The University of Southampton has an excellent reputation for being a world-class institution for teaching and learning. Our postgraduate and undergraduate students benefit from working in this exciting research environment.

University Strategic Research Group

Our Research Groups work closely with the University Strategic Research Group (USRG) ‘Health Technologies'.

The USRG brings together a wide range of disciplines from across the University, facilitating collaboration through workshops, conferences and networking events.

Find out more about the Health technologies USRG in the link below.

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