Prof Dame Caroline Watkins

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Honorary member

Professor of Stroke and Older People's Care, Director of Research and Director of Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.  

Caroline leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers with a large portfolio of clinically relevant research and contributes to stroke service development at a local, national and international level.  Her commitment to workforce development is reflected in the appointment as Director of Capacity Building and Implementation for NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC).

Caroline’s specialist interests are in Stroke, Rehabilitation, Capacity building and Implementation, Stroke Workforce Development, Post stroke psychological problems, Motivational Interviewing, Head Position in acute Stroke, Models of Stroke Care, Organisation of Stroke Care and Delivery of Psychological Therapies after Stroke.