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Tier two

Led by Prof Alison Hammond, the Rehabilitation Research Group aims to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with long-term physical conditions by working across the research spectrum: developing measurement tools; identifying the mechanisms underlying impairments; developing evidence-based interventions; and evaluating effectiveness of interventions and their impact on patients and clinical services.

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We have breadth and depth of expertise and activity with national and international standing. Since 2005, the group has been awarded £5 million of research grant funding from leading medical charities, the National Institute of Health Research, research councils, the NHS, European and commercial companies.



Funded by

Arthritis UK

Lead Researcher

Prof Alison Hammond


A RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of compression gloves in rheumatoid arthritis. We have previously conducted a pilot study to plan for this study.


A number of PhD and Professional Doctorate students are undertaking research within the group and examples include:


Alharbi S. (Sept 2014-2017)

PhD Topic

“Consequences of gait asymmetry: biomechanical risk factors for the development of Osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal comorbidities in Stroke survivors” Lead Supervisor: Kris Hollands


Rich Jones


Trinler U. (Sept 2012-Sept 2015)

PhD Topic

“Forward dynamic modelling of lower limb muscle forces during healthy walking: a normative database for clinical gait assessment” Lead supervisor: Richard Baker


Kris Hollands, Rich Jones