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Prof Sarah Tyson
Prof Sarah Tyson
postal addressAllerton L7.16, School of Health Sciences , Frederick Rd Campus , University of Salford , Salford, M6 6PU.
email addresss.tyson@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 7028
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From September 2011 to September 2012.
From December 2003 to September 2012.
Profile Summary

Prof Sarah Tyson leads the Rehabilitation Research Group in the School of Health, Sciences at the University of Salford, focussing on stroke rehabilitation. Her group uses a mixed methods approach, working at all levels of the MRC Framework for the Evaluation of Complex Interventions, to 

  • develop measurement tools and explore their application in clinical practice
  • elucidate the biomechanical and physiological mechanisms of postural control and mobility problems
  • understand patients’ problems from a patient/ carer and service perspective
  • develop, implement and evaluate novel physiotherapy interventions, assistive devices and models of service delivery
  • evaluate current interventions and models of service delivery

 

She has over 60 publications and £3million of research funding from the Dept of Health/ NIHR, research councils, medical charities, professional bodies and the Knowledge Transfer Partnership/Technology Strategy Board.

 

Outside the University, Sarah is President of the Society of Research in Rehabilitation, patron of the Greater Manchester Neurological Alliance, Senior Advisor for North-West Research Design Service and Chair of Steering Group for NW Stroke Research Network. She is also the clinical lead for stroke rehabilitation at the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cardiac and Stroke Network, working to re-design and improve stroke rehabilitation

 

She is a regular reviewer for all major stroke and rehabilitation related journals and grant giving bodies. She is a member of Research Award Committee of the Stroke Association and former member of the expert advisory group for Therapies and External Devices Panel of the NIHR Health Technology Programme

 

 

Key words: physiotherapy, rehabilitation, stroke, neurological conditions, outcome measures, measurement science, postural control, posture, balance, walking

Key Qualifications
1985
1992
2002
Key Projects
9999
Dec
Extra LRN Support
National Institute for Health Research.
Investigator: S Tyson (100%).
2011
Nov
KTP with Medicines Evaluation Unit
Technology Strategy Board, £136,228.00.
Principal Investigator: J Yorke (50%). Co-Investigator: S Tyson (50%).
2010
Jul
A pilot study of mirror therapy for people with stroke - MAESTRO
Salford PCT, £155,315.00.
Principal Investigator: S Tyson (100%).
2010
Jul
Which AFO is better for people with stroke?
National Institute for Health Research, £244,313.00.
Principal Investigator: S Tyson (95%). Co-Investigator: S Hutchins (5%).
2010
Jun
The NIHR Research Design Services for the North West
National Institute for Health Research, £43,135.00.
Principal Investigator: T Williamson (63%). Co-Investigator: S Tyson (37%).
2009
Dec
KTP with Stockport PCT (GM & Cheshire Stroke Network)
Technology Strategy Board, £174,916.00.
Principal Investigator: S Tyson (95%). Co-Investigator: S Sharifi (5%).
2009
Jan
Development of a motorised rehabilitation walker (MOROW)
Health Technology Devices programme (DoH), £165,467.00.
Principal Investigator: S Tyson (95%). Co-Investigator: S Hutchins (5%).
2007
Oct
The development of a clinically user friendly device to measure posture: The POET - EXTENSION I
National Institute for Health Research, £17,254.00.
Principal Investigator: S Tyson (100%).
2007
Apr
Wearable computing for real time monitoring of 3d foot orientation
National Institute for Health Research, £37,500.00.
Investigators: C Nester (15%), S Tyson (30%), L Kenney (40%), D Howard (15%).
2007
Feb
POET Support from LRN
Stroke LRN, £8,287.00.
Principal Investigator: S Tyson (100%).
2005
Oct
The development of a clinically user friendly device to measure posture: The POET
National Institute for Health Research, £228,512.00.
Investigators: D Howard (30%), M Moatamedi (10%), L Kenney (30%), S Tyson (30%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2018
Physiotherapy Research Society, Winter Meeting 2005
2018
Society for Research in Rehabiltiation, Winter Scientific Meeting January 2006
Conference Presentations
2018
Tyson SF, DeSouza L, LeMay A (1998). A model for the clinical assessment of posture in stroke patients. Physiotherapy Research Society, University of Birmingham.
2018
Tyson S & Chissim C (2003). The effects of handling technique on range of movement at the hemiplegic shoulder. 14th World Congress of Physical Therapy , Barcelona , Spain
2018
Greenhalgh J, Tyson S, Long A & Flynn R. How do multidisciplinary teams use clinical outcome measures in clinical practice? Presentation at SRR Summer Scientific meeting, London 2006
2018
Tyson SF & Ashburn A (1994). The influence of walking aids on hemiplegic gait. Society for Research in Rehabilitation, University of Nottingham
2018
Cooper G, Kenney LPJ, Goulermas JY, Howard D, Tyson S (2006). Development of a Posture & Balance Measurement Device to Assist Rehabilitation of Post-Stroke Patients. Annual Scientific Meeting & IBEX 2006 Exhibition, Institute of P... more >>.
2018
Tyson SF & DeSouza L (2001). The psychometric properties of the Brunel Balance Assessment. VIth Stroke Association's Annual Scientific Conference, Oxford.
2018
Tyson S & DeSouza L (2002). The Brunel Standing Balance Tests. Physiotherapy Research Society Spring 2002, Keele University, UK.
2018
Tyson S & Chissim C (2002). The immediate effects of handling technique on range of movement at the hemiplegic shoulder. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Birmingham UK.
2018
SF Tyson, M Hanley, J Chillala, Selley A, Tallis R.Sensory Loss after stroke: Characteristics, associated factors and relationships with function and recovery 1st UK Stroke Forum, The Stroke Association, 7 & 8th December 2006 Harr... more >>.
2018
Tyson S & Rogerson L. The Effect Of An AFO on non-ambulant people with stroke. 1st UK Stroke Forum, The Stroke Association, 7 & 8th December 2006 Harrogate
2018
Tyson S, Hanley M, Chillala J, Selley A & Tallis R. Epidemiology of balance disability post-stroke (2003). Society of Research in Rehabilitation, University of Nottingham.
2018
Tyson S & Selley A (2005). Development of the Stroke Physiotherapy Intervention Record Tool. Physiotherapy Research Society, Nottingham Spring 2005.
2018
Tyson SF & Thornton HM (2000) The effects of a hinged ankle-foot orthosis on hemiplegic gait; Objective measures and user's opinion. Society for Research in Rehabilitation, Summer meeting, University of Liverpool
2018
Tyson S & DeSouza L (2002). Reliability and Validity of the Brunel Balance Assessment. 13th European Congress of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation Brighton, UK
2018
G.Cooper, L. Kenney, JY. Goulermas, S Tyson & D Howard (2006). Quantitative posture & balance assessment for post-stroke patients. 1st UK Stroke Forum, The Stroke Association, 7 & 8th December 2006 Harrogate
2018
Tyson SF (1993). The influence of walking aids on symmetry of hemiplegic gait. Annual Congress of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, University of Ulster, Belfast
2018
Tyson SF (1996) Loading of walking aids during hemiplegic gait. Physiotherapy Research Society, University of Southampton
2018
Tyson SF & DeSouza L. (2002). The sitting balance tests of the Brunel Balance Assessment. Society of Research in Rehabilitation, Winter Meeting University of East London.
2018
Cross J & Tyson S (2004). The effects of a slider shoe on hemiplegic gait. Society for Research in Rehabilitation, Winter Meeting, Leeds
2018
Tyson S & DeSouza L (2002). The Brunel Balance Assessment; A new measure of balance disability post-stroke. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Birmingham UK.
2018
Tyson S & Selley A (2005). Stroke physiotherapy: What is it? An observational analysis of the content of stroke physiotherapy. Society for Research in Rehabilitation, Southampton Summer
2018
S Tyson, G Cooper, L Kenney, D Howard, Y Goulermas. Developing a clinically-user friendly device to measure posture after stroke1st UK Stroke Forum, The Stroke Association, 7 & 8th December 2006 Harrogate
2018
Tyson S & Desouza L (2003). Measurement error of sitting balance tests post-stroke. Physiotherapy Research Society, Winter Meeting, Oxford
2018
Tyson SF & DeSouza L (2001). Development of the Brunel Balance Assessment. Presented at Society of Research in Rehabilitation, Summer meeting, University of Manchester. Proceedings in Clinical Rehabilitation 2002;16;2;229
2018
Tyson SF &Thornton HM (2000) Hinged Ankle-foot Orthosis and hemiplegic gait. Annual Congress of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Birmingham
2018
Tyson S, Vail A & DeSouza L (2002). The relationship between balance and impairments post-stroke. 3rd World Congress of Neurological Rehabilitation, Venice, Italy
2018
Tyson S & DeSouza L (2003). The Brunel Balance Assessment: A new measure of balance disability post-stroke. 14th World Congress of Physical Therapy , Barcelona , Spain
External Examiner Duties
2018
2005 External examiner (thesis) Centre for Applied Anthropometry, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Honours and Awards
2018
(2002). The relationship between impairments and balance disability post-stroke. CSP International Lecture Fund (£600)
2018
Tyson (2003) The Brunel Balance Assessment: A new measure of balance disability post-stroke. Robert Williams Travel Award (£950) from CSP, for expenses to present at the 14th World Congress of Physical Therapy, Barcelona, Spain
2018
Tyson S. (2002) Brunel Balance Assessment; A new measure of balance disability post-stroke. International Lecture Fund, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (£600) to cover costs of presentation at the 3rd World Congress of Neurolog... more >>.
2018
(2003) Walking Equipment for stroke. Physiotherapy Research Society Research Award (£500)
2018
Tyson S (2002). The relationship between impairments and balance disability post-stroke. CSP International Lecture Fund (£600) for expenses to present at the 3rd World Congress of Neurological Rehabilitation in Venice.
2018
2003) The Brunel Balance Assessment: A new measure of balance disability post-stroke. Robert Williams Travel Award (£950)
2018
Tyson S (1995). Walking aids and hemiplegic gait. Robert Williams International Award from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (~£750) to cover costs of presentation at the 12th International World Congress of Physiotherapy, Wa... more >>.
Invited Papers and Lectures
2018
Invited seminar Centre for Kinesiology Research, University of Wales Seminar Series, 'The assessment of posture and balance post-stroke' September 2003
2018
Manchester Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology 'Getting evidence into practice June 2004
2018
Keynote Speaker AGM of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology & Gerontology. 'Neurological physiotherapy: What do we do and how do we know?' May 2006
2018
Hope Hospital Geriatric Medicine Seminar series - Balance disability post-stroke' May 2004
2018
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology National Conference. 'The effects of orthotics on neurological gait' March 2004
2018
Hope Hospital Salford, Stroke Services Clinical Governance Update ¿ Research into postural control post-stroke May 2004
2018
'The POET Study' Invited speaker at the North-West Stroke LRN Key Partner Sites meeting, University of Liverpool, October 2006
2018
Walton Neurosciences Centre Seminar series. Using clinical outcome measures in clinical practice. April 2004
2018
Invited seminar, North West Neuro Physio Network. A clinical model for measuring neurological physiotherapy. February 2004
2018
Invited speaker. National Conference, Neurological Rehabilitation Past, present and future, University of Salford. 'What do stroke physios actually do? An analysis of the content of treatment sessions' April 2005
2018
Greater Manchester Systematic Review Network. 'Effects of positioning in acute stroke' May 2004
Memberships of External Bodies
2018
Member National Physiotherapy Research Network 2005-
2018
Hon Secretary of Physiotherapy Research Society (2002-4)
2018
Invited member of National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Update Group 2000-
2018
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Physiotherapy Research International 2005-
2018
Chair, Greater Manchester Physiotherapy Research Network 2005- 6
2018
Elected Member of National Council of Society of Research in Rehabilitation 2001-
2004
Physiotherapy Research Society
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2018
Invited member Senior Researcher's Forum, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 2004-
2018
Honorary Treasurer Society of Research in Rehabilitation 2004-
2018
Chair, Physiotherapy Research Society 2004-6
2018
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Physiotherapy Research International 2005-
Other Research Activity
2018
Pomeroy V, Pollock A & Tyson S (2002). Electrostimulation for the promoting recovery of movement or functional mobility after stroke; A Cochrane review and meta-analysis. PPP Foundation (£31,645)
2018
Principal Investigator. 'The content of stroke physiotherapy for postural control problems after stroke: A UK wide survey' Principal Investigator. The Greater Manchester Outcome Measures Project (G-MOM). A collaboration with clin... more >>.
2018
Tyson S. (1999). Development of a method to measure posture and balance post-stroke. From Brunel Research Enterprise and Initiative Fund (£9,800).
2018
Tyson S. (1996). The effects of a hinged ankle-foot orthosis on hemiplegic gait. From the Brunel University Small Research Fund (£800).
2018
Greenhalgh J, Tyson S, Long A & Flynn R (2005) 'The role of outcome measures in clinical team decisions making: A pilot study' ESCR, £45,000
2018
Tyson S. (2003). Walking Equipment in Stroke (WEST), £21,000 from Pennine Acute NHS Trust.
2018
Pott P, Selley A, Tyson S (2004). Proximat, development of a child-friendly measure of hip range for children with cerebral palsy, Manchester PCT R&D Small Research Scheme, (£3000).