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University of Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group

The Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group (@astroke) is a group of stroke survivors and carers who work with stroke researchers from the University of Nottingham. The Group meets each month to review stroke research proposals.

Where appropriate, lay members may also serve on research study steering groups or participate in research studies themselves. The Group’s aim is to ensure stroke research conducted locally involves stroke patients and carers and is informed by their needs and wishes.


If you have a stroke research proposal you would like to submit for review by the Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group, please contact Helen Taylor ( to express an interest. You will be allocated a presentation slot at a forthcoming meeting.

Please provide:

• A one page A4 lay summary of the project to two weeks prior to the meeting.

Your summary should include:Title of study

Description / background details of the study
Three questions you wish the lay members to consider
Please prepare:

• A 5-10 minute presentation of your project to bring to the meeting

You will be asked questions on the day. There is usually a 15 minute Q&A session allowing input from lay members (stroke survivors and carers).

You will receive feedback after the meeting.

You will be expected to provide a status update, including whether funded or not, to the Group six months after presenting your proposal.

Link to the Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group UoN page: Click here


The Group is currently composed of 15 stroke survivors and carers who meet every month (virtually during the Covid-19 restrictions). We also have 17 virtual group members who review research proposals and provide comments electronically.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Group we would be delighted to talk to you. Please do get in touch with Helen Taylor 07970 555001 or

Meeting dates up to end 2023

Monday 23 January

Monday 27 February

Monday 27 March

Monday 24 April

Monday 22 May

Monday 26 June

Monday 31 July

Monday 21 August

Monday 25 September

Monday 30 October

Monday 27 November

Monday 18 December

For more information contact:

Helen Taylor, Administration Coordinator, Stroke Research Partnership Group (atastroke)


Tel: +44 (0)7970 555001

Post: Helen Taylor, Stroke Rehabilitation Research,

Medical School, University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre,

Nottingham, NG7 2UH

Stroke Research Workshop

The Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group (atastroke) held a Stroke Research Showcase its 8th successful on 31st August 2023. This was attended by over 85 delegates most of which were stroke survivors, carers and families affected by stroke.

The purpose of the workshop was to give stroke survivors and carers a chance to:

  • Find out about stroke research projects at the University of Nottingham
    Ask questions
  • Hear stroke survivors talk about their experience
  • Meet stroke researchers
  • Network with others affected by stroke
  • Get involved in local research
  • Hear about the partnership group

Future showcase conference date and venue to be confirmed. Look out for details.