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Dr Liz Lightbody

ASTUTE
Senior Research Fellow and Trial Co-Ordinator

Liz is a nurse by professional background and has been an active researcher for 16 years.  She is currently a committee member of the National Stroke Nursing Forum and chairs the education and research sub-group.  Her main research interests are in the areas of stroke and falls in older people.  She was the project co-ordinator for the ASTUTE Project (Acute Stroke Telemedicine: Utility, Training and Evaluation), funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme, which has developed and trialed a Standardised Telemedicine Toolkit for Stroke.  She is currently exploring the use of telemedicine in other aspects of patient care following a stroke.