Professor Susan Hillier visits SAHP
Professor Susan Hillier from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, was welcomed recently to Keele and the School of Health and Rehabilitation by Dr Sue Hunter and Alison Aries to further build on collaborative links made during their visit to Australia earlier in the year.
Photograph (LtoR): Alison Aries, Professor Susan Hillier and Dr Sue Hunter
This international collaboration builds on mutual interests and similarities in applied research in neurological rehabilitation and will result in projects around sensory (proprioceptive) awareness training following stroke and traumatic brain injury. Whilst at Keele, Professor Hillier delivered a seminar on 'Sensory and perceptual research for clinical practice', attended by 20 clinicians (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists) from across the region. Interesting discussions were had around using innovative technologies in clinical practice to enhance sensory perception and body schema for people with acquired brain injury.