Translating Research into Practice: A Discussion with Professor Avril Drummond

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Translating Research into Practice: A Discussion with Professor Avril Drummond

Join us on this enlightening episode of Know Stroke Podcast as we delve into the world of stroke rehabilitation with the esteemed Professor Avril Drummond. As a renowned expert in…
August 4, 2023

Translating Research into Practice: A Discussion with Professor Avril Drummond

Know Stroke Podcast Episode 58: Interview with Professor Avril Drummond

About our Guest:

Avril Drummond is Professor of Healthcare Research and an occupational therapist. She qualified as an occupational therapist from the University of Ulster, undertook her MSc in Rehabilitation from the University of Southampton and her PhD at the University of Nottingham.


  • Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists
  • Previous Chair of the UK Stroke Forum- a coalition of 32 national multi-disciplinary organizations involved in stroke from across the UK committed to improving care for people after stroke
  • Previous Board Member, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Member of the RCP Intercollegiate Working Party for stroke
  • Deputy Chair HEE/NIHR ICA, Clinical Lectureship and Senior Clinical Lectureship Panel.
  • Editor in Chief of Clinical Rehabilitation.

Although Avril’s main areas of interest are stroke rehabilitation and conducting randomized controlled trials, she is interested in all aspects of rehabilitation research. She has conducted trials and service evaluations of stroke units, occupational therapy pre-discharge home visits, falls reduction/management, interventions for people with MS, traumatic brain injury, low back pain and total hip replacements. She was one of fifteen woman identified by World Stroke Academy as an International Women in Stroke in 2021.

Avril is currently conducting research into fatigue after stroke, which we discussed in this interview. She also works with falls, memory rehabilitation, tendon injuries, vocational rehabilitation, and upper limb recovery after stroke.

Connect with Professor Drummond on Twitter @AvrilDrummond1

Show Credits:

Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast.

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