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Alexander Smith  BSc, MA, MRCOT

Mr Alexander Smith

BSc, MA, MRCOT

Research student

School of Medicine

Email
SmithAN1@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Neuadd Meirionnydd, Room 6th Floor, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS
cymraeg
Welsh speaking

Overview

Alex is a Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellow based at the Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University and Stroke Specialist Occupational Therapist, Wye Valley NHS Trust.  Alex is the R&D lead for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Neurological Practice, Stroke Clinical Forum, a Royal College of Occupational Therapists Research Champion and a past member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists R&D Board. He has lead and contributed to a number of initiatives including, founding the Occupational Therapy Research and Evidenced Based-Practice Network Wales (ORiENT), a member of the steering group for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists & James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership and is currently leading an educational initiative for the Specialist Section Neurological Practice to for those new to clinical practice in stroke. He is passionate about the potential of occupational therapy research to provide the evidence to improve the quality of peoples' lives.

His research ranges across many aspects of post-stroke care, treatment and rehabilitation and is focused on how to understand the outcomes of care or treatment from stroke survivor's perspectives. Within his fellowship role, he is investigating standardised patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), as Chief Investigator of the APORIAS Study to understand the reasons why stroke survivors may not be able to complete PROMs.

Publication

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Articles

Research

My current research ranges across many aspects of post-stroke care, treatment and rehabilitation and is focused on how to understand the outcomes of care or treatment from stroke survivor's perspectives. Within his fellowship role, he is investigating standardised patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), as Chief Investigator of the APORIAS Study to understand the reasons why stroke survivors may not be able to complete PROMs.

For updates realted to the APORIAS study please follow us on twitter - @APORIASStudy

Thesis

A Study of Cognitive, Emotional, Physical and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) Completion Post-Stroke.

Research themes

Specialisms

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Testing, assessment and psychometrics
  • Stroke