Associate Professor and Consultant
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Stephen Ashford
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Physiotherapist
Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust & King’s College London
Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied health led Research, University College London Hospitals & University College London.
Dr Ashford has incorporated clinical practice with research and implementation science over the past 12 years. Dr Ashford has developed with local, national and international colleagues a programme of research, which builds strongly on his clinical expertise in management of spasticity and the physical aspects of neurological rehabilitation. The programme has incorporated development of outcome measurement using Goal Attainment Scaling in conjunction with measures such as the Arm Activity measure. During an NIHR lectureship Dr Ashford developed the Leg Activity measure, Leg Therapy recording Schedule and Goal Attainment Scale Legs, which are now being used in practice. During his involvement in the NWL CLAHRC fellowship programme Dr Ashford developed implementation approaches for some of these tools to achieve better measurement and improved outcomes for people with stroke and brain injury. Dr Ashford edited the national guidelines on spasticity management published in 2018 by the Royal College of Physicians. He was awarded a Fellowship of ACPIN in 2016 and of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2018. He became Senior Clinical Lecturer and Hon. Associate Professor (University College London) in June 2019 at the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied health led Research, University College London Hospitals.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:40 PM – 4:47 PM ET