Professor Helen Rodgers
Clin Prof of Stroke Care
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- Address: Stroke Research Group
Institute of Neuroscience and
Newcastle University Institute for Ageing
3-4 Claremont Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
Roles and Responsibilities
- Honorary Consultant Stroke Physician, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Honorary Consultant (Neurology), Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- President British Association of Stroke Physicians 2015 - 2017
- MB ChB 1983 (University of Leeds)
- MRCP/FRCP 1986/1998
- Associate Director for Patient and Carer Involvement, Stroke Research Network 2005 -2015
- Reader in Stroke Medicine, Newcastle University 8/01 - 7/08
- Senior Lecturer in Stroke Medicine, Newcastle University 4/93 - 07/01
- Senior Registrar, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, 8/92 - 3/93
- Wellcome Training Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology, Newcastle University, 4/89 - 7/92
- Tutor / Hon Registrar, University of Leeds, 2/87 - 3/89
- Royal College of Physicians, London
- British Association of Stroke Physicians
- British Geriatric Society
- Society for Rehabilitation Research
- Member of Neurological Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Special Interest Group, World Federation for Neurological Rehabilitation
- Member of European Stroke Organisation Stroke Unit Certification Committee
- Member of the RCP Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party
- Steering group member of the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA-Rehab).
- NIHR Dissemination centre panel of experts committee.
Honours and Awards
- NIHR Inaugural Senior Investigator
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
- Fellow of Stroke Society of Australasia
Stroke patients and their carers should receive high quality evidence based services which are responsive to their changing and long term needs. My research interest is development and evaluation of stroke services and rehabilitation.
I lead the patient, carer and public involvement programme of the Stroke Research Network.
Current and Recent Research Roles
- NIHR Health Technology Assessment - Clinical Evaluation and Trials Board 2010-2014
Current and Recent Research Grants
Development and clinical trial feasibility evaluation of auditory rhythmical cueing to improve gait and physical activity in community dwelling stroke survivors
Principal investigators: Moore S, Rochester L, Price, C, Rodgers H, Shaw L, Godfrey A, Lord S, Lambert A.
Funding: The Stroke Association £207,511
Date: 1.8.16 - 31.7.19
Treatment of poor grade subarachnoid haemorrhage (TOPSAT 2)
Principal investigators: White P, Gregson B, McColl E, Mitra D, Mitchel P, Krillos R, Byrne J. Vincent*, Brennan P, Jackson A, Mendelow D, Rodgers H.
Funding: NIHR EME £868,849 (likely to increase)
Date: 1.4.16 - 30.6.21 (to be confirmed)
The Stroke Association Doctoral Training Fellowship
Applicant: McClelland G
Supervisors: Price C, Rodgers H.
Funding: The Stroke Association £105,000
Date: 1.9.15 – 31.8.18
Health Education North Clinical Academic Training Programme
Applicant: Aird L
Supervisor: Rodgers H
Funding: Health Education North (held at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust)
Date: 02.15 – 06.15
Wrist-worn accelerometers with vibrating-alerts to prompt exercise after stroke (WAVES)
Prinicipal Investigators: Price C, Balaam M, Brittain K, Ploetz T, Rodgers H, Shaw L, van Wijck F.
Funding: The Stroke Association £209,994
Date: 1.5.15 - 4.1.18
Promoting Effective and Rapid Stroke Care
Principal investigators: Ford G, Price C, White P, McMeekin P, Vale L, Exley C, Flynn D, Rodgers H, Snooks H, Russell I, Tyrrell P, Fell P, Dodd P.
Funding: NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research £1,958,941
Date: 01.05.14 – 30.04.19
Why do stroke patients not receive the recommended amount of therapy?
Principal investigators: Clarke D, Forster A, Tyson S, Rodgers H, Drummond A, Palmer R.
Funding: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit £347,089
Date: 01.04.14 - 30.09.16
Princess Margaret Research Development Fellowship
Fellowship Candidate: Price C.
Funding: Stroke Association £153,509
Date: 1.9.13 – 31.8.16
RATULS: Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke
Principal investigators: Rodgers H, Aird L, Andole S, Cohen D, Dawson J, Eyre J, Finch T, Ford G, Hogg S, Howel D, Hughes N, Krebs H, Price C, Rochester L, Shaw L, Turner D, Ternent L, Vale L, Van Wijck F, Warburton E, Wilkes S.
Funding: NIHR HTA £3,094,000
Date: 1.1.14 - 30.9.18
A trial to evaluate an extended rehabilitation service for stroke patients (EXTRAS)
Principal Investigators: Rodgers H, Drummond A, Ford G, Forster A, Howel D, Laverty A, McKevitt C, McMeekin P, Price C, Shaw L, Cant R.
Funding: NIHR HTA £1,646,334
Date: 1.10.12 – 28.2.18
Understanding clinicians’ decisions to offer intravenous thrombolytic treatment to patients with acute ischaemic stroke: a discrete choice experiment
Principal Investigators: Thomson R, Lancsar E, Ternent L, Flynn D, Rodgers H, Price C, Ford G.
Funding: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme £241,345
Date: 1.6.13 – 31.5.15.
Limbs Alive – Monitoring of upper limb rehabilitation and recovery after stroke
Principal Investigators: Eyre J, Ford G, Rodgers H, Price C, Rochester L, Watson P, McGough S, Li F, Neill S, Troughton M, Gaukroger N.
Funding: Department of Health/Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund £1,618,833
Development and feasibility evaluation of a repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) programme for upper limb recovery early after stroke (RAFTAS)
Principal investigators: Rodgers H, Price C, Shaw L, van Wijck F, Watkins C, Forster A, Langhorne P.
Funding: Stroke Association £157,922
Date: 1.9.11 – 28.2.15
A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial – UK (AVERT)
Principal investigators: Langhorne P, Wu O, Ashburn A, Rodgers H, Bernhardt J.
Funding: Stroke Association £182,000; NIHR HTA £420,756
Date: 1.2.10 – 31.3.16
UK Stroke Research Network Coordinating Centre
Principal Investigators: Ford G, Buchan A, Bath P, Ford I, Jenkinson D, Lees K, Mant J, Rodgers H, Walker M.
Funding: NIHR £7,614,190
Date: 1.6.05 – 31.3.15
- Flynn D, Francis R, Robalino S, Lally J, Snooks H, Rodgers H, McClelland G, Ford GA, Price C. A review of enhanced paramedic roles during and after hospital handover of stroke, myocardial infarction and trauma patients. BMC Emergency Medicine 2017, 17, 5.
- Langhorne P, Wu O, Rodgers H, Ashburn A, Bernhardt J. A very early rehabilitation trial after stroke (AVERT): a Phase III, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment 2017, 21(54), 1-119.
- White PM, Lenthall R, McConachie N, Bhalla A, James M, Dinsmore J, Rodgers H, Rowland-Hill C. Commentary on: Implementing mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in the UK. Clinical Radiology 2017, 72(2), 123-125.
- Hansen CK, Christensen A, Rodgers H, Havsteen I, Kruuse C, Nybing J, Kaasbol M-A, Christensen H. CT and MRI-based door-needle-times for acute stroke patients a quasi-randomized clinical trial. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2017, 159, 42-49.
- Hansen CK, Christensen A, Rodgers H, Havsteen I, Kruuse C, Christensen H. Does the Primary Imaging Modality—Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging—Influence Stroke Physicians' Certainty on Whether or Not to Give Thrombolysis to Randomized Acute Stroke Patients?. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2017, epub ahead of print.
- DeBrún A, Flynn D, Ternent L, Price CI, Rodgers H, Ford GA, Rudd M, Lancsar E, Simpson S, Teah J, Thomson RG. Factors that influence clinicians’ decisions to offer intravenous alteplase for borderline patients with acute ischaemic stroke: results of a discrete choice experiment. International Journal of Stroke 2017, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Rodgers H, Shaw L, Bosomworth H, Aird L, Alvarado N, Andole S, Cohen DL, Dawson J, Eyre J, Finch T, Ford GA, Hislop J, Hogg S, Howel D, Hughes N, Krebs HI, Price C, Rochester L, Stamp E, Ternent L, Turner D, Vale L, Warburton E, van Wijck F, Wilkes S. Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke (RATULS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2017, 18(1), 340.
- Rodgers H, Price C. Stroke unit care, inpatient rehabilitation and early supported discharge. Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London 2017, 17(2), 173-177.
- Macisaac RL, Ali M, Taylor-Rowan M, Rodgers H, Lees KR, Quinn TJ. Use of a 3-Item Short-Form Version of the Barthel Index for Use in Stroke. Stroke 2017, 48(3), 618-623.
- MacIsaac R, Ali M, Peters M, English C, Rodgers H, Jenkinson C, Lees KR, Quinn TJ, VISTA Collaboration. Derivation and Validation of a Modified Short Form of the Stroke Impact Scale. Journal of the American Heart Association 2016, 5(5).
- McMeekin P, Flynn D, Ford GA, Rodgers H, Gray J, Thomson RG. Development of a decision analytic model to support decision making and risk communication about thrombolytic treatment (vol 15, pg 108, 2015). BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016, 16(4).
- Hansen CK, Christensen A, Rodgers H, Havsteen I, Christensen H. Increasing the certainty of the IV-TPA-decision potentially worsens the chances of good long-term outcome: a randomized clinical trial of CT and MRI-examination in acute stroke. In: 10th World Stroke Congress, 2016. 2016, Hyderabad: Sage Publications Ltd.
- Clarke D, Drummond A, Burton L, Tyson S, Rodgers H, Palmer R, Grenfell K, Prescott M, Forster A. What factors influence the provision of therapy to stroke survivors? Findings from an in-depth qualitative case-study series in eight stroke units. In: 10th World Stroke Congress. 2016, Hyderabad, India: Sage Publications Ltd.
- Moore SA, Da Silva R, Balaam M, Brkic L, Jackson D, Jamieson D, Ploetz T, Rodgers H, Shaw L, van Wijck F, Price C. Wristband Accelerometers to motiVate arm Exercise after Stroke (WAVES): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials 2016, 17, 508.
- Rodgers H, Shaw L, Cant R, Drummond A, Ford GA, Forster A, Hills K, Howel D, Laverty A, McKevitt C, McMeekin P, Price C. A trial to Evaluate an eXTended RehAbilitation service for Stroke patients (EXTRAS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2015, 16, 205.
- Flynn D, Nesbitt D, Ford GA, McMeekin P, Rodgers H, Price C, Kray C, Thomson RG. Development of a computerised decision aid for thrombolysis in acute stroke care. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015, 15, 6.
- Brkic L, Shaw L, vanWijck F, Price C, Watkins C, Forster A, Langhorne P, Rodgers H. Development of a repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) programme for patients with upper limb impairment after stroke. In: SRR Summer meeting 2015. 2015, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Clinical Rehabilitation.
- Rodgers H, Shaw L, Cant R, Drummond A, Ford GA, Forster A, Hills K, Howel D, Laverty A, McKevitt C, McMeekin P, Price C. Evaluating an extended rehabilitation service for stroke patients (EXTRAS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2015, 16, 205.
- Thomas LH, French B, Sutton CJ, Forshaw D, Leathley MJ, Burton CR, Roe B, Cheater FM, Booth J, McColl E, Carter B, Walker A, Brittain K, Whiteley G, Rodgers H, Barrett J, Watkins CL. Identifying Continence OptioNs after Stroke (ICONS): an evidence synthesis, case study and exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of the introduction of a systematic voiding programme for patients with urinary incontinence after stroke in secondary care. Programme Grants for Applied Research 2015, 3(1).
- De Brún A, Flynn D, Ternent L, Price CI, Rodgers H, Ford G, Rudd M, Lancsar E, Simpson S, Teah J, Thomson R. Patient factors that influence variation in clinical decision-making about thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke: Results of a discrete choice experiment. In: UK Stroke Forum 2015 Conference. 2015, Liverpool, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Hepworth L, Rowe F, Harper R, Jarvis K, Shipman T, Rodgers H. Patient reported outcome measures for visual impairment after stroke: A systematic review. In: The European Stroke Organisation Annual Conference. 2015, Glasgow, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Bosomworth H, Shaw L, Rodgers H. Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke (RATULS). In: The European Stroke Organisation Annual Conference. 2015, Glasgow, UK: Sage.
- Boote J, Jones Z, McKevitt CJ, Wallace-Watson C, Rodgers H. Stroke survivor and carer involvement in, and engagement with, studies adopted onto the NIHR Stroke Research Network portfolio: questionnaire survey. International Journal of Stroke 2015, 10(1), E6-E7.
- Dombrowski SU, White M, Mackintosh JE, Gellert P, Araujo-Soares V, Thomson RG, Rodgers H, Ford GA, Sniehotta FF. The stroke 'Act FAST' campaign: Remembered but not understood?. International Journal of Stroke 2015, 10(3), 324-330.
- Clarke DJ, Tyson S, Rodgers H, Drummond A, Palmer R, Prescott M, Tyrell P, Burton L, Grenfell K, Brkic L, Forster A. Why do patients with stroke not receive the recommended amount of active therapy (ReAcT)? Study protocolfor a multisite case study investigation. BMJ Open 2015, 5(8), e008443.
- Boote J, Dagleish M, Freeman J, Jones Z, Miles M, Rodgers H. ‘But is it a question worth asking?’ A reflective case study describing how public involvement can lead to researchers’ ideas being abandoned. Health Expectations 2014, 17(3), 440-451.
- Flynn D, Ford G, Rodgers H, Price C, Steen N, Thomson R. A Time Series Evaluation of the FAST National Stroke Awareness Campaign in England. PLoS One 2014, 9(8), e104289.
- Noorkoiv M, Rodgers H, Price CI. Accelerometer measurement of upper extremity movement after stroke: a systematic review of clinical studies. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation 2014, 11, 144.
- Thomas LH, French B, Burton CR, Sutton C, Forshaw D, Dickinson H, Leathley MJ, Britt D, Roe B, Cheater FM, Booth J, Watkins CL, Thomas LH, Watkins CL, French B, Sutton C, Forshaw D, Leathley MJ, Carter B, Cheater F, Booth J, Roe B, Burton C, McColl E, Rodgers H, Brittain K, Walker A, Barrett J, Whiteley G, Dave, Brand P, Britt D, Griffiths M, Helvin P, James B, Pearl G, Whitewood J, Vella J, Audrey, Childs R, Crosby S, Hall S, Lewin A, Royle L, Scott C, Wright J. Evaluating a systematic voiding programme for patients with urinary incontinence after stroke in secondary care using soft systems analysis and Normalisation Process Theory: Findings from the ICONS case study phase. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2014, 51(10), 1308-1320.
- Thomas LH, Watkins CL, Sutton CJ, Forshaw D, Leathley MJ, French B, Burton CR, Cheater F, Roe B, Britt D, Booth J, McColl E, Leathley M, Carter B, Booth J, Burton C, Rodgers H, Brittain K, Walker A, Barrett J, Whiteley G, Brand P, Griffiths M, Helvin P, James B, Pearl G, Whitewood J, Vella J, Childs R, Crosby S, Hall S, Lewin A, Royle L, Scott C, Wright J. Identifying continence options after stroke (ICONS): A cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials 2014, 15, 509.
- De Brún A, Flynn D, Joyce K, Ternent L, Price CI, Rodgers H, Ford GA, Lancsar E, Rudd M, Thomson RG. Understanding clinicians’ decisions to offer intravenous thrombolytic treatment to patients with acute ischaemic stroke: a protocol for a discrete choice experiment. BMJ Open 2014, 4(7), e005612.
- Flynn D, Ford GA, Stobbart L, Rodgers H, Murtagh M, Thomson RG. A review of decision support, risk communication and patient information tools for thrombolytic treatment in acute stroke: lessons for tool developers. BMC Health Service Research 2013, 13, 225.
- Price C, Rae V, Duckett J, Wood R, Gray J, McMeekin P, Rodgers H, Portas K, Ford GA. An observational study of patient characteristics associated with the mode of admission to acute stroke services in north east England. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(10), e76997.
- Price C, Rae V, Duckett J, Wood R, Gray J, McMeekin P, Rodgers H, Portas K, Ford GA. An observational study of patient characteristics associated with the mode of admission to regional acute stroke services. PLoS One 2013, 8, e76997.
- Shi JQ, Cheng Y, Serradilla J, Morgan G, Lambden C, Ford GA, Price C, Rodgers H, Cassidy T, Rochester L, Eyre JA. Evaluating Functional Ability of Upper Limbs after Stroke Using Video Game Data. In: Brain and Health Informatics. 2013, Maebashi, Japan: Springer.
- McMeekin P, Gray J, Ford GA, Rodgers H, Price CI. Modelling the Efficiency of Local Versus Central Provision of Intravenous Thrombolysis After Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke 2013, 44(11), 3114-3119.
- McMeekin P, Gray J, Ford GA, Rodgers H, Price CI. Modelling the Efficiency of Local Versus Central Provision of Intravenous Thrombolysis After Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke 2013, 44(11), 3114-3119.
- Langhorne P, Rodgers H. Organized Inpatient (Stroke Unit) Care for Stroke. Stroke 2013.
- Langhorne P, Fearon P, Ronning OM, Kaste M, Palomaki H, Vemmos K, Kalra L, Indredavik B, Blomstrand C, Rodgers H, Dennis MS, Al-Shahi R. Stroke Unit Care Benefits Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Stroke 2013, 44(11), 3044-9.
- Gommans J, Yi Q, Eikelboom JW, Hankey GJ, Rodgers H. The effect of homocysteine-lowering with B-vitamins on osteoporotic fractures in patients with cerebrovascular disease: substudy of VITATOPS, a randomised placebo-controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics 2013, 13, 88.
- Dombrowski SU, Mackintosh JE, Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V, Rodgers H, Thomson RG, Murtagh MJ, Ford GA, Eccles MP, White M. The impact of the UK 'Act FAST' stroke awareness campaign: content analysis of patients, witness and primary care clinicians' perceptions. BMC Public Health 2013, 13, 915.
- Shackley P, Shaw L, Price C, VanWijck F, Barnes M, Graham L, Ford G, Steen N, Rodgers H. Cost-effectiveness of treating upper limb spasticity due to stroke with botulinum toxin A: results from the botulinum toxin for the upper limb after stroke (BoTULS) trial. Toxins 2012, 4(12), 1415-1426.
- Rudd M, Rodgers H, Curless R, Sudlow M, Huntley S, Madhava B, Garside M, Price C. Remote specialist assessment for intraveneous thrombolysis of acute ischaemic stroke by telephone. Emergency Medicine Journal 2012, 29, 704-708.
- McMeekin P, Flynn D, Ford GA, Rodgers H, Thomson RG. Validating the stroke-thrombolytic predictive instrument in a population in the United Kingdom. Stroke 2012, 43(12), 3378-3381.
- Mackintosh JE, Murtagh MJ, Rodgers H, Thomson RG, Ford GA, White M. Why People Do, or Do Not, Immediately Contact Emergency Medical Services following the Onset of Acute Stroke: Qualitative Interview Study. PLoS One 2012, 7(10), e46124.
- Dombrowski SU, Sniehotta F, Mackintosh J, White M, Rodgers H, Thomson R, Murtagh M, Ford G, Eccles MW, Araujo-Soares V. Witness response at onset of acute stroke: a qualitative theory-guided study. PLoS One 2012, 7(7), e39852.
- Fisher R, Gaynor K, Kerr M, Langhorne P, Anderson C, Bautz-Holter E, Indredavik B, Mayo N, Power M, Rodgers H, Ronning O, Widen-Holmqvist L, Wolfe C, Walker M. A Consensus on Stroke Early Supported Discharge. Stroke 2011, 42, 1392-1397.
- Shaw LC, Price CIM, van Wijck FMJ, Shackley P, Steen N, Barnes MP, Ford GA, Graham LA, Rodgers H. Botulinum Toxin for the Upper Limb After Stroke (BoTULS) Trial: Effect on Impairment, Activity Limitation, and Pain. Stroke 2011, 42(5), 1371-1379.
- Shaw LC, Barnes MP, Rodgers H. Response to Letter by Munin et al Regarding Article, "Botulinum Toxin for the Upper Limb After Stroke (BoTULS) Trial: Effect on Impairment, Activity Limitation, and Pain". Stroke 2011, 42(7), E413.
- Shaw L, Rodgers H. Botulinum toxin to treat spasticity after stroke. Stroke Matters 2010, (6), 12-13.
- Shaw L, Rodgers H, Price C, van Wijck F, Shackley P, Steen N, Barnes M, Ford G, Graham L, BoTULS Investigators. BoTULS: a multicentre randomised controlled trial to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treating upper limb spasticity due to stroke with botulinum toxin type A. Health Technology Assessment 2010, 14(26), 1-142.
- Lecouturier J, Murtagh MJ, Thomson RG, Ford GA, White M, Eccles M, Rodgers H. Response to symptoms of stroke in the UK: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10(1), 157.
- Lecouturier J, Rodgers H, Murtagh MJ, White M, Ford GA, Thomson RG. Systematic review of mass media interventions designed to improve public recognition of stroke symptoms, emergency response and early treatment. BMC Public Health 2010, 10(1), 784.
- Lecouturier J, Stobbart L, Murtagh MJ, Ford GA, Rapley T, Louw S, Rodgers H. The challenges of seeking consent from adults to participate in acute research studies. Clinical Ethics 2010, 5(2), 73-76.