Dr Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor is Head of Research at the National Clinical FES Centre at Salisbury District Hospital, UK and visiting professor at Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Science. He is also co-founder of Odstock Medical Limited, the NHS owned company set up by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust to develop FES devices and clinical services. He is a Biomedical Engineer specialising in Functional Electrical stimulation (FES). His main area of work has been the development, clinical testing and service delivery for FES systems used to assist gait for people with dropped foot due to multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. He also has an interest in developing and accessing systems for upper limb training in stroke and spinal cord injury. Paul is president of the UK and Ireland chapter of the international FES Society.