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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    Ali Mazaheri
    Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham

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    Professor Wagih El Masri
    Keele University

    Spinal Cord Injuries: Factors that influence Neurological recovery

  • Prof Michael Barnes: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Prof Michael Barnes

    The role of cannabis in neurology

  • Dr Nick Davis: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Nick Davis
    Manchester Metropolitan University

    Towards precision treatment and enhancement with non-invasive brain stimulation

  • Dr Mohamed Sakel, FRCP: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Mohamed Sakel, FRCP
    East Kent University NHS Hospital

    Clinical trials using Robotics for mobility rehabilitation