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Dr Meriel Norris

Mary Seacole 3rd Floor-Bay 33


I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1993 (Leeds) and worked in the NHS for several years specialising in neurology and specifically stroke rehabilitation. My last clinical post held was as a stroke clinical specialist at St Mary’s hospital, London. I have also worked for a number of years in India and Indonesia in both disaster and development projects related to disability and rehabilitation. My MSc in Medical Anthropology was completed in 2002 (London) and PhD in 2009. My PhD topic brought together the fields of stroke, rehabilitation and anthropology by exploring the experience and health seeking behaviour following stroke in Aceh, Indonesia.


PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCert (LTHE)


Committee Responsibilities:

  • Staff and student liaison committee

Administration Responsibilities:

  • Year 3 lead
  • Module leader Research Proposal
  • Module leader Rehabilitation II
  • Academic skills liaison
  • Erasmus link tutor
  • Partnership working lead on mobilisation plan with NHSL

Other Responsibilities:

  • Reviewer College Ethics Committee

External Activities:

Reviewer for Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party for the preparation of National clinical guidelines for stroke.

Reviewer for grant applications for The Stroke Association and Ataxia UK

Teaching Interests:

Neurology, rehabilitation and research

Newest selected publications

Ryan, JM., Walsh, M., Owens, M., Byrne, M., Kroll, T., Hensey, O., et al. (2022) 'Unmet health needs among young adults with cerebral palsy in Ireland: A cross-sectional study'. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11 (16). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 2077-0383 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ryan, J., Kerr, C., Kilbride, C. and Norris, M. (2022) 'Editorial: Exploring physical activity and sedentary behaviour in physical disability'. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3. pp. 1 - 3. ISSN: 2673-6861 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ryan, JM., Walsh, M., Owens, M., Byrne, M., Kroll, T., Hensey, O., et al. (2022) 'Transition to adult services experienced by young people with cerebral palsy: A cross‐sectional study'. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 0 (in press). pp. 285 - 293. ISSN: 0012-1622 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

Boniface, G., Sanchez-Santos, ME., Norris, M., O'Connell, NE., Williamson, E. and Lamb, SE. (2022) 'Understanding prescribed dose in hand strengthening exercise for rheumatoid arthritis: a secondary analysis of the SARAH trial'. Musculoskeletal Care, 20 (4). pp. 899 - 907. ISSN: 1478-2189 Open Access Link

Journal article
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