Keynote and Invited Speakers
The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to introduce the conference's keynote and invited speakers.
Professor Marian Brady
Professor Marian Brady BSc (Hons), PhD is a speech and language therapist and Professor of Stroke Care and Rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is the founding Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Research program at the Chief Scientist Office (Scottish Government) funded Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit since 2000 and has worked in community and hospital settings in Ireland and Scotland.
Marian’s research is known for tackling highly relevant clinical uncertainties in the face of methodological complexity and championing co-operation and efficiency in the research process. Her Cochrane reviews have been in the top ten most accessed reviews in the world and regularly appear amongst Cochrane Group’s most accessed and most cited reviews. She leads a dynamic multidisciplinary research team from physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, optometry, psychology, nursing and neurosciences backgrounds the team delivers high quality evidence which improves the stroke care and rehabilitation experienced by stroke survivors. Comprised of senior and postdoctoral research fellows, research assistants and PhD candidates the program of research is supported by a range of funders including the National Institute for Health Research, EU Cooperation in Science and Technology, the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and the Stroke Association.
Marian has authored over 100 academic research articles in addition to articles on stroke rehabilitation for professionals or other members of the public. She an Editor for the Cochrane Stroke Group and an Associate Editor since 2016. Over her research career she has secured funding of £7Million.