Dr Joanna Fletcher-Smith

Joanna is an occupational therapist by clinical background and moved into research originally to work on Professor Walkers ‘DRESS’ study. She was then employed by the University of Nottingham as a research therapist working on an NIHR HTA funded phase III multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of occupational therapy for care home residents with stroke. Joanna completed her MPhil at Nottingham and was awarded the Community Health Sciences part-time studentship to complete her PhD on Occupational Therapy for Stroke survivors residing in UK Care homes.

She was awarded her PhD in December 2015 and is now leading her own Research for Patient Benefit study investigating electrical stimulation of the upper limb after stroke.