Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Lisa Shaw

Senior Research Associate

Background

Introduction

I am currently a Senior Research Associate with the Stroke Research Group. A clinician by background, I worked as a junior doctor in and around the Oxford area prior to moving to Newcastle upon Tyne. In Newcastle, I have worked in medical teaching and research, joining the Stroke Research Group in 2006.

Qualifications

MD                                                                           Newcastle University 2010

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education               Newcastle University 2006

MRCP                                                                       Royal College of Physicians 2001

BM BCh                                                                    Oxford University 1998

BSc (Hons) 1st class                                                  St Andrews University 1995

Previous positions

Teaching and Education Fellow, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist Registrar, Oxford Deanery

Senior House Officer posts, Oxford and London

House Officer posts, Oxford region

 

Research

Research expertise

I have worked as a researcher in stroke medicine since July 2006. During this time I have built up knowledge and expertise in the design, management and analysis of clinical trials. For my MD, I co-ordinated a 12 centre randomised controlled trial which evaluated the effectiveness of botulinum toxin for the treatment of upper limb spasticity after stroke. Since completion of my MD (2010) I have been involved in the design, conduct and analysis of further clinical trials to evaluate treatments for stroke.

 

Current research

I currently have input into 5 on-going research projects:  

1. Development and feasibility evaluation of a repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) programme for upper limb recovery early after stroke. This project is led by Professor Helen Rodgers and funded by The Stroke Association.

 

2. A trial to Evaluate an eXTended RehAbilitation service for Stroke patients (EXTRAS). This is a multicentre randomised controlled trial led by Professor Helen Rodgers and funded by NIHR HTA. http://research.ncl.ac.uk/extrastrial/

3. Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke (RATULS). This is a multicentre randomised controlled trial led by Professor Helen Rodgers and funded by NIHR HTA. http://research.ncl.ac.uk/ratuls/

4. Promoting Effective And Rapid Stroke care (PEARS). This project is led by Professor Gary Ford and funded by NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research.

5. Protocol development and clinical trial feasibility evaluation of a wrist-worn accelerometer to monitor, prompt and report impaired upper limb activity during self-supervised rehabilitation after stroke. This project is led by Dr Chris Price and funded by The Stroke Association.

 

Research grants

1. Development and feasibility evaluation of a repetitive functional task practice (RFTP) programme for upper limb recovery early after stroke.

Chief Investigator: Helen Rodgers.

Co-investigators: Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Chris Price, Lisa Shaw, Frederike van Wijck, Caroline Watkins.

Funding: The Stroke Association 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2014

 

2. A trial to Evaluate an eXTended RehAbilitation service for Stroke patients (EXTRAS).

Chief Investigator: Helen Rodgers.

Co-investigators: Robin Cant, Mark Deverill, Avril Drummond, Gary Ford, Anne Forster, Denise Howel, Anne-Marie Laverty, Chris McKevitt, Peter McMeekin, Chris Price, Lisa Shaw.

Funding: NIHR HTA 01.10.2012 – 30.09.2017

 

3. Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke (RATULS).

Chief Investigator: Helen Rodgers.

Co-investigators: Lydia Aird, Sree Andole, David Cohen, Jesse Dawson, Janet Eyre, Tracy Finch, Gary Ford, Steven Hogg, Denise Howel, Niall Hughes, Hermano Igo Krebs, Anne-Marie Laverty, Chris Price, Lynn Rochester, Lisa Shaw, Laura Ternent, Duncan Turner, Luke Vale, Frederike van Wijck, Scott Wilkes.

Funding: NIHR HTA 01.01.2014 – 30.09.2018

 

4. Protocol development and clinical trial feasibility evaluation of a wrist-worn accelerometer to monitor, prompt and report impaired upper limb activity during self-supervised rehabilitation after stroke.

Chief Investigator: Chris Price

Co-investigators: Madeline Balaam, Katie Brittain, Lianne Brkic, Thomas Ploetz, Helen Rodgers, Lisa Shaw, Frederike van Wijck. 

Funding: The Stroke Association 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2018  

 

Postgraduate supervision

I co-supervise Miss Lianne Brkic who is undertaking a PhD.

 

Publications