Marion Walker MBE

Marion Walker is Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham. She is an occupational therapist by professional background and has played a leading role in developing a research culture within her own profession. She has served as Chair (UK Stroke Forum, Stroke Association Strategic Research Board), President of learned societies (UK Society for Rehabilitation Research) and Associate Director for Rehabilitation and Portfolio Development of the UK Stroke Research Network (2005-2015).

Marion has a strong research portfolio covering a wide area of local, national and international research projects. Marion is a strong advocate of patient partnership and has co-chaired the Nottingham Stroke Research Partnership Group for 10 years. Marion is also passionate about equality for women in STEM subjects and leads the Women in Nottingham (WIN) agenda (previously WinSET Women in Science Engineering and Technology) at the University of Nottingham. Marion is a Trustee of the Stroke Association. Marion was elected to Senate in October 2016 with responsibility for overseeing education, teaching and research, and for the academic quality and standards of the University.

She is an NIHR Senior Investigator and was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Year Honours list 2012 for her service to stroke rehabilitation and stroke survivors. Marion is an international advisor for stroke and stroke rehabilitation research in Sweden, Norway and Australia and holds honorary professorial positions at the University of Sydney, University of Gothenburg and the University of Queensland.