Dr Stephen Ashford

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Physiotherapist

Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust& King’s College London

Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied health led Research, University College London Hospitals& University College London.

Stephen Ashford has developed with local, national and international colleagues a programme of research, which builds strongly on his clinical expertise in management of spasticity and the physical aspects of neurological rehabilitation.  The programme has incorporated development of outcome measurement using Goal Attainment Scaling in conjunction with measures such as the Arm Activity measure. During an NIHR lectureship Stephen developed the Leg Activity measure, Leg Therapy recording Schedule and Goal Attainment Scale Legs, which are now being used in practice. During his involvement in the NWL CLAHRC fellowship programme Stephen developed implementation approaches for some of these tools to achieve better measurement and improved outcomes for people with stroke and brain injury. Stephen edited the national guidelines on spasticity management published in 2018 by the Royal College of Physicians. He was awarded a Fellowship of ACPIN in 2016 and of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2018. He recently became Senior Clinical Lecturer in June 2019 at the Centre for Nursing Midwifery and Allied health led Research, University College Hospitals London.