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Professor Lorraine Desouza
Honorary Professor


I have a major research interest in the management of multiple sclerosis, an area I've been involved with for 14 years. My research focuses on how people with multiple sclerosis and their carers can adapt their lifestyles to maximise their strengths and abilities for daily living with this progressive and unpredictable condition and how health professionals can provide support. My other main interests lie in studying the disability caused by spinal pain, and its treatment in particular, as pain is experienced by people living with chronic back and neck problems.


Newest selected publications

O’Connell, NE., Wand, BM., Marston, L., Spencer, S. and De Souza, LH. (2014) 'Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques for chronic pain'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9 (4). pp. CD008208. ISSN: 1469-493X Open Access Link

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Jayakaran, P., Desouza, L., Cossar, J. and Gilhooly, K. (2014) 'Influence of a walking aid on temporal and spatial parameters of gait in healthy adults'. PM&R, 6 (9). pp. 796 - 801. ISSN: 1934-1563 Open Access Link

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Michailidou, C., Marston, C., DeSouza, LH. and Sutherland, IA. (2014) 'A systematic review of the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain, back and low back pain in people with spinal cord injury'. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36 (9). pp. 705 - 715. ISSN: 0963-8288 Open Access Link

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Kilbride, C., Hoffman, K., Baird, T., Tuckey, J., Marston, L. and De Souza, L. (2013) 'Contemporary splinting practice in the UK for adults with neurological dysfunction: A cross-sectional survey'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 20 (11). pp. 559 - 566. ISSN: 1741-1645 Open Access Link

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O'Connell NE., Cossar J., Marston L., Wand, BM., Bunce, D., DeSouza, LH., et al. (2013) 'Transcranial direct current stimulation of the motor cortex in the treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain: A randomised, double-blind exploratory study'. Clinical Journal of Pain, 29 (1). pp. 26 - 34. ISSN: 0749-8047 Open Access Link

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