Karen Saunders

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Karen Saunders is a clinically practising neuro-physiotherapist, who also works as a Consultant Research Fellow for East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
Karen has over 20 years clinical experience of working with people who have neurological conditions to enable them to achieve their optimal rehabilitation potential. Karen has presented her own clinical patient case studies at World Congress meetings in Chile, Argentina, India and Paris.
Alongside of clinical practice, Karen works on a range of clinical research projects and is Co-investigator for the robotic balance trial for people with MS, supporting Dr Mohamed Sakel. She was recently interviewed by BBC SE TV and This Morning Show (ITV) about the trial.
Karen is an active Committee member for R & I and Kent Brain Injury Forum Charity.
She is qualified in Qualitative Research (Oxford University) and has received awards for Clinical Leadership (NHS England) and Research & Innovation (EKHUFT).


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Clinical trials using Robotics for mobility rehabilitation

As Co-Investigator of these trials, Karen will present and discuss postural alignment and abdominal

muscle strengthening aspects, with reference to the balance intervention program used in the trial. Qualitative research data on the experiences of participants will also be presented and discussed.


  • Andrew Bateman PhD MCSP: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Andrew Bateman PhD MCSP
    University of Essex, School of Health and Social Care

    Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Research: how to win funds and change services

  • Shauna Kearney: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Shauna Kearney
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital

    The neuropsychology of Inherited metabolic disorders

  • Dr Najma Khan-Bourne: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Najma Khan-Bourne
    King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Neuropsychological evaluation and formulation in acute stroke rehabilitation

  • Rosanne Tyas: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Rosanne Tyas
    Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

    Music Therapy has much to offer: An overview of the effects of music therapy across different domains in neuro-disability.

  • Dr Anita Rose: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Anita Rose
    The Raphael Hospital

    Mental Health and Brain Injury: Promoting mental wellbeing