Papers & Publications

Current publications completed by members of the ABIRA are listed below.


Colucci E, Clark A, Lang C, Pomeroy VM (2017). A rules-based, dose-finding design for use in stroke rehabilitation research: methodological development. Physiotherapy


Hancock NJ, Shepstone L, Rowe P, Myint PK, Pomeroy VM (2016) Towards upright pedalling to drive recovery in people who cannot walk in the first weeks after stroke: movement patterns and measurement. Physiotherapy

Kerr A, Clark A, Rowe P, Pomeroy V (2016) Functional strength training and movement performance therapy produce analogous improvement in sit-to-stand early after stroke: early  phase randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy

Horton S, Clark A, Barton G, Lane K, Pomeroy V 2016) Methodological issues in the design and evaluation of supported communication for aphasia training: a cluster controlled feasibility study. BMJ Open 6: e011207. DOI: 10.11.1136/bmjopen-2016-011207

Jones PS, Pomeroy V, Wang J, Schlaug G, Marrapu S, Geva S, Rowe P, Chandler E, Kerr A & Baron J-C (2016)  Does Stroke Location predict walk speed to gait rehabilitation? Human Brain Mapping 40:203-208

Barnish MS, Whibley D, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2016) Roles of cognitive status and intelligibility in everyday communication in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. DOI: 10.3233/JPD-150757

Van Vliet P, Hunter S, Donaldson C & Pomeroy V (2016) Description of a functional strength training intervention for the upper limb after stroke using the TIDIER checklist. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

Pomeroy V, Rowe P, Clark A, Walker A, Chandler E, Barber M & Baron J-C (2016). A randomised controlled evaluation of the efficacy of an ankle-foot cast on walking recovery early after stroke: SWIFT Cast Trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 30:1:40-48. DOI: 10.1177/1545968315583724

Howard-Wilsher S, Irvine L, Fan H, Shakespeare T, Suhrcke M, Horton S, Poland F, Hooper L, Song F (2016) Systematic overview of economic evaluations of health-related rehabilitation. Disability and Health Journal 9, 1, 11-25. DOI: 10.1016/dhjo.2015.08.009


Horton, S, Lane, K, Shiggins, C. (2015) Supporting communication for people with aphasia in stroke rehabilitation: transfer of training in a multidisciplinary stroke team. Aphasiology, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2014.1000819

Hancock N, Shepstone L, Rowe P , Pomeroy V (2015) Upright pedalling is a potential tool to provide targeted therapy for the lower limb in people greater than one year after stroke. International Journal of Stroke 10:5 DOI: 10.1111/ijs.12634_12

Choo PL, Gallagher H, Morris J, Pomeroy V & Van Wyck F (2015). Correlations between arm motor behaviour and brain function following bilateral arm training after stroke: a systematic review. Brain and Behavior 5:12 DOI 10.1002/brb3.411

Van Vliet P, Pomeroy V, Kwakkel G & Wolf SL (2015. Arm recovery: time to empower people with stroke. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 39:3:139-141

Hilari K, Klippi A, Constantinidou F, Horton S, Penn C, Raymer A, Wallace S, Zemva N, Worrall L (2015) Quality of life in aphasia: an international perspective. A survey of clinician views and practices from 16 countries. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica 67,3. DOI: 10.1159/000434748


Gracey F, Malley D, Wagner AP and Clare ICH (2014), “Characterising neuropsychological rehabilitation service users for service design” Social Care and Neurodisability 5(1): 16-28

Manly T, Evans JJ, Fish JE, Gracey F, Bateman A . (2014), “Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury”. Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions, Oxford University Press

Pollock A, Baer G, Campbell P, Choo PL, Forster A, Morris J, Pomeroy VM, Langhorne P. Physical rehabilitation approaches for the recovery of function and mobility following stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 4. Art.No.: CD001920. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001920.pub3. Podcast at –

Swart, J & Horton, S (2014) From patients to teachers: the perspectives of trainers with aphasia in a UK Conversation Partner Scheme. Aphasiology, 29(2), 195-213 Doi 10.1080/02687038.2014.961893


Chennu S, Finoia P, Kamau E, Monti MM, Allanson J, Pickard JD, Owen AM, Bekinschtein TA (2013), “Dissociable endogenous and exogenous attention in disorders of consciousness.” Neuroimage Clin 3:450-61

Chennu S, Noreika V, Gueorguiev D, Blenkmann A, Kochen S, Ibáñez A, Owen AM, Bekinschtein TA (2013), “Expectation and attention in hierarchical auditory prediction.” J Neurosci 33(27):11194-205

Cowles T, Clark A, Mares K, Peryer G, Stuck R, Pomeroy V. Observation-to-Imitate plus Practice could add little to physical therapy benefits within 31 days of stroke. Translational randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 2013;27:173-182.

Kerr A, Pomeroy VM, Rowe P, Dall P, Rafferty D. Measuring fluency during the sit to walk movement. Gait & Posture 2013;37:598-602.

Manly T, Evans JJ, Fish JE, Gracey F and Bateman A (2013), “Cognitive Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury” In H. Levin, D. Shum and R. Chan (Eds) Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions. Oxford: OUP.

Pomeroy VM, Ward NS, Johansen-Berg H, van Vliet P, Burridge J, Hunter S M, Lemon R N, Rothwell J, Weir C J, Wing A, Walker A A, Kennedy N, Barton G, Greenwood R J, McConnachie A, for FAST INdiCATE Investigators. FAST INdiCATE Trial protocol. Clinical efficacy of functional strength training for upper limb motor recovery early after stroke: neural correlates and prognostic indicators. Int J Stroke, published online Sept 2013 DOI: 101111/ijs.12179

Ugbolue U C, Papi E, Kaliarntas K T, Kerr A, Earl L, Pomeroy VM, Rowe PJ. The evaluation of an inexpensive, 2D, video based gait assessment system for clinical use. Gait and Posture 2013 38:483-489.


Geva S, Baron JC, Jones PS, Price CJ, Warburton EA. A comparison of VLSM and VBM in a cohort of patients with post-stroke aphasia Neuroimage Clin. 2012 Aug 30;1(1):37-47. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2012.08.003. eCollection 2012. PMID 24179735

Geva S, Jones PS, Crinion JT, Price CJ, Baron JC, Warburton EA. The effect of aging on the neural correlates of phonological word retrieval. J Cogn Neurosci. 2012 Nov;24(11):2135-46. Epub 2012 Jul 31.PMID:22849403

Gracey F and Ownsworth T (2012), “The experience of self in the world: the personal and social contexts of identity change after brain injury” In J. Jetten, C. Haslam and A. Haslam (Eds) The Social Cure. Hove: Psychology Press.