Ali Gibson

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research

Ali sustained a spinal cord injury in 1996. She went on to study at the University of Nottingham and graduated in 2006 with first class honours in Psychology.

Ali is passionate about peer support and maximizing the outcomes of rehabilitation following spinal cord injury and other long-term neurological conditions. She has proven experience of academic and clinical research, clinical trial management, peer support, mentoring and public speaking.
Having first-hand experience of living with the impact of spinal cord injury, Ali is committed to supporting research that aims to improve people’s quality of life following spinal cord injury.

Ali is the Corporate and Community Liaison Manager for Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research; an independent charity that is committed to conducting research with the aim of improving the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury.

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Spinal Cord Injury; the unseen complex complications – Neuropathic Pain

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) results in total or varying degrees of loss of sensation and motor function below the level of injury. These aspects of SCI ‘seen’ by others.
However, there are many complex, chronic issues that are ‘unseen’ e.g., neuropathic pain, bladder and bowel function, spasticity, pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Such complex aspects of SCI often co- exist, fluctuate over time, are unpredictable and are often more debilitating than the ‘seen’ aspects of SCI.
This seminar will describe the ‘seen’ and ‘unseen’ complications following SCI using a visual analogy. The negative impact of the ‘unseen’ aspects of SCI on a person’s quality of life will be described. Neuropathic pain will be discussed in more detail.

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    Dr Suzanne Balfour-Peers
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  • Rosanne Tyas: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Rosanne Tyas
    Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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  • Ali Mazaheri: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Ali Mazaheri
    Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham

    EEG oscillations during word processing can predict vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease”

  • Professor Barbara A Wilson OBE: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Professor Barbara A Wilson OBE
    The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Rehabilitation

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  • Dr Ines Violante: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Ines Violante
    University of Surrey

    Multimodal brain stimulation in brain injury