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Avril Drummond announced as Stroke Association trustee

Press release   •   Sep 25, 2019 14:00 BST

Professor Avril Drummond

The Stroke Association has appointed Professor Avril Drummond to its board of trustees.

An occupational therapist by training, Professor Avril Drummond is currently Professor of Healthcare Research at the University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Her main area of research interest include stroke rehabilitation, neurological conditions and musculo-skeletal conditions.

Professor Avril Drummond said: “In recent years, the stroke research community has made incredible strides in improving support for stroke survivors, pushing the boundaries of treatment and care. Cutting-edge research is vital in helping us prevent stroke, save lives, and ensure that stroke survivors can rebuild their lives. As a Stroke Association trustee, I hope I can help more people live the best life possible after stroke.”

Hilary Reynolds, Executive Director of Strategy and Research at the Stroke Association, said: “Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Rebuilding lives after stroke is a team effort: it takes the determination of stroke survivors and carers, and the dedication of healthcare and research communities. Avril is an outstanding addition to our board of trustees. Her energy, experience and enthusiasm will help the Stroke Association support even more people affected by stroke.”

  • Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK and it changes lives in an instant.
  • The Stroke Association is a charity working across the UK to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe that everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. From local support services and groups, to online information and support, anyone affected by stroke can visit or call our dedicated Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 to find out about support available locally.
  • Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of our supporters. With more donations and support, we can help rebuild even more lives.
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