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Professor Cherry Kilbride
Professor / Programme Leader MSc Neurorehabilitation

Mary Seacole 3rd Floor - Bay 43


Cherry is a Reader in Physiotherapy, and pathway lead for the ACP MSc Neurorehabilitation in the Department of Health Sciences. Cherry is an active proponent of developing capacity and capability for allied health professional clinical research. Cherry is the Director of Research for Brunel Partners Academic Centre for Health Sciences (BPACHS) and the Lead Allied Health Professional for Clinical Research at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, where she previously worked as a senior manager and specialist physiotherapist in neurology. Cherry is an active researcher in the field of neurological rehabilitation, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy.   




Internal Committee Responsibilities:

  • Academic misconduct and professional suitability panel member
  • Data Protection Champion

Administration Responsibilities:

Pathway lead for ACP MSc Neurorehabilitation

Other Responsibilities:

·         Personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students,



External Committees:

  • Member of the scientific panel of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy  (CSP)
  • London Hub Research Facilitator Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR)
  • Founding member of International Neurology Physical Therapy Association (INPA), a sub group of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists
  • Former lead national physiotherapist on Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party at Royal College of Physicians London


Journal Peer Review

  • Frontiers 
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy Research International
  • Educational Action Research
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
  • Ageing & Society
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • BMC Health Services Research

Grant reviewer

  • The Stroke Association
  • NIHR
  • MS Society
  • UKRI

Teaching Interests:

Stroke, neurorehabilitation, evidence based practice, evaluation of clinical interventions in neurology, cerebral palsy

Newest selected publications

Manikandan, M., Cassidy, E., Cook, G., Kilbride, C., Kerr, C., Walsh, A., et al. (2022) 'Access, use and satisfaction with physiotherapy services among adults with cerebral palsy living in the United Kingdom and Ireland'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 0963-8288 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kilbride, C., Warland, A., Stewart, V., Aweid, B., Samiyappan, A., Ryan, J., et al. (2022) 'Rehabilitation using virtual gaming for Hospital and hOMe-Based training for the Upper limb post Stroke (RHOMBUS II): protocol of a feasibility randomised controlled trial'. BMJ Open, 12 (6). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cook, G., Cassidy, E. and Kilbride, C. (2022) 'Understanding physiotherapy and physiotherapy services: exploring the perspectives of adults living with cerebral palsy'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 0963-8288 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kilbride, C., Scott, DJM., Butcher, T., Norris, M., Warland, A., Anokye, N., et al. (2022) 'Safety, feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effects of the Neurofenix platform for Rehabilitation via HOMe Based gaming exercise for the Upper-limb post Stroke (RHOMBUS): results of a feasibility intervention study'. BMJ Open, 12 (2). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link

Journal article

Pettican, A., Speed, E., Bryant, W., Kilbride, C. and Beresford, P. (2022) 'Levelling the playing field: Exploring inequalities and exclusions with a community-based football league for people with experience of mental distress'. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 69 (3). pp. 290 - 300. ISSN: 0045-0766 Open Access Link

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