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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

Kilbride, C., Butcher, T., Warland, A., Ryan, J., Scott, DJM., Cassidy, E., et al. (2024) 'Rehabilitation via HOMe Based gaming exercise for the Upper-limb post Stroke (RHOMBUS): a qualitative analysis of participants’ experience'. BMJ Open, 14 (1). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lavelle, G., Noorkõiv, M., Theis, N., Kilbride, C., Shortland, A. and Ryan, JM. (2023) 'An examination of the factors associated with participation among ambulatory adolescents with cerebral palsy'. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 0 (accepted, in press).Open Access Link

Journal article

Ryan, JM., Kilbride, C., Noorkõiv, M., Theis, N., Shortland, A., Levin, W. and et al. (2023) 'Acceptability of a progressive resistance training programme for ambulatory adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy in England: a qualitative study'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 0963-8288 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ryan, JM., Albairami, F., Hamilton, T., Cope, N., Amirmudin, NA., Manikandan, M., et al. (2023) 'Prevalence and incidence of chronic conditions among adults with cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 65 (9). pp. 1174 - 1189. ISSN: 0012-1622 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bailey, DP., Kilbride, C., Harper, JH., Victor, C., Brierley, ML., Hewson, DJ. and et al. (2023) 'The Frail-LESS (LEss Sitting and Sarcopenia in Frail older adults) intervention to improve sarcopenia and maintain independent living via reductions in prolonged sitting: A randomised controlled feasibility trial protocol'. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9 (1). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 2055-5784 Open Access Link

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