Neuro Convention


22 - 23 March 2023 | NEC, Birmingham

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2021 Speakers

Full speaking session

Lisa Bunn

Dr Lisa Bunn

University of Plymouth

Associate Head of School for Postgraduate Study. Doctoral college coordinator for the School of Health Professions. Programme Lead of the Masters of Clinical Research and Chair of the Taught Masters Ethics and Integrity Committee, Faculty of Health. HCPC registered Physiotherapist.
Lisa is a specialist in the neurophysiology of human movement and translational clinical neuroscience. A clinical-academic herself, consulting at the National Ataxia Centre at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery whilst at UCL, Lisa champions clinical-academic career pathways for those bridging in from clinical sectors.

Lisa holds prominent roles on the Health Education England/National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) regional committee that awards internships and fellowships to people bridging into research at pre- and post-doctoral levels. Lisa reviews Health Technology Assessment applications for the NIHR and is part of the Advisory Committee developing the new National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness (NICE) Guideline for Rehabilitation of Neurological Conditions.

In addition to NIHR and NICE roles, Lisa is extremely proud to be a long standing member of Action for AT’s scientific advisory committee, reviewing world leading research proposals in the field of Ataxia Telangiectasia. To date her role with the committee has contributed to to decisions to fund over £5 million of research into this rare genetically inherited neurological condition that is still awaiting an effective disease modifying intervention.

Lisa strategically leads postgraduate education and research in the School of Health Professions. Lisa teaches mainly on postgraduate programmes, such as the Masters of Clinical Research and Masters in Advanced Practice as well as by invitation externally. Lisa has supervised a number of PhD and MSc students to completion and has extensively mentored allied health professionals in practice. Lisa module leads core postgraduate inter-professional research modules offered across the MClinRes and Advanced Professional Practice Masters in the Faculty of Health.
As a Chair of the Faculty of Health's Ethics and Integrity Committee, Lisa plays an integral role in the research approvals and governance as well as strategic development of this service.

Lisa Bunn joined the University in April 2011, helping to develop the flagship MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation and MSc in Clinical Research as well as teaching undergraduate neurological, respiratory and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and developing key syllabus modules such as complex care in trauma. Having worked clinically in acute and rehabilitation, in specialist regional and national centres, Lisa specialises in inherited neurological conditions, movement disorders and neuromuscular disease, paediatric neurology and oncology, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury and sensory neuropathies.



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