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Health Professionals

Research Grant Winners


1. Dominique Hughes

At Glasgow Royal Infirmary - Project Title:   An Epidemiological Study of Upper Limb Amputations in Scotland (2005-2019)


1. Lisa Newington

Project Title: Return to driving and work after carpal tunnel release: what should we advise our patients? A Delphi study of hand therapists, hand surgeons and general practitioners.


1. Emma Bamford 

at Pulvertaft Hand Centre for the project ‘Using patient and public involvement and expert groups to deliver a study protocol for comparing the Manchester short splint and the standard early active movement forearm-based splint for the management of zone I/II flexor tendon repairs’

2. Abigail Owen 

at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust for the project ‘A cadaveric study examining the positions of the wrist and digit that provide optimal common extensor tendon centralisation after inducing open divisions to the radial sagittal bands’


1. Daniel Harte
Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Portadown
The inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of a goniometer watch to measure pure forearm rotation 
2. Laura Adamson
Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby
The case for skin camouflage


Donna Kennedy, Imperial College healthcare NHS Trust, London
The Evaluation of Post-Surgical Scar Hypersensitivity in the Hand (the ESCHER study)


Caroline Miller, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
How reliable is manual muscle testing and does it correlate with functional and quality of life measures in patients with upper brachial plexus Injuries?


Katherine Butler, London Hand Therapy
Physical rehabilitation for task specific focal hand dystonia: a feasibility study


1. Nicola Clift, Murrayfield Hospital
A study to investigate the interrater reliability of goniometric measurement of dart throwers motion in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals

2. Katherine Butler, London Hand Therapy
An epidemiological study into focal hand dystonia in professional musicians: a long term follow-up of 85 cases


Cormac Ryan, Teeside University
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for patients with upper limb complex regoinal pain syndrome: A feasibility study


Lucia Ramsey
Occupational therapists' and patients' experiences of wrist splints in rheumatoid arthritis: focus group studies