Ralph Charlwood

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research

Following a mountain biking accident in 1997 Ralph, then a young Chartered Surveyor, went on to complete his MBA during which he undertook a� secondment to a company that he subsequently joined, and set him on a career change into real estate finance. He later became involved in growing a start-up business which was then sold enabling him to become financially independent. Ralph is a supporter of SMSR's research into tackling key complications of spinal cord injury that can impact on quality of life.

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Living with spinal cord injury unseen complications; role of research

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) results in total or varying degrees of loss of sensation and motor function below the level of injury. However, there are many complex chronic issues that are unseen like bladder and bowel function; spasticity; pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections all affecting a person's quality of life. This seminar gives a personal insight into living with spinal cord injury (Ralph) and how latest research is tackling chronic issues (Derek)


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