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Dr Karen Thomas

#LivefromLucy: 'Fatigue in neurological conditions – why, what and how can we help on both a systems and individual level?' with Dr Karen Thomas

Wed 28 July 2021

Lucy Cavendish College

If you have a family member or colleague who has survived a stroke or living with Multiple Sclerosis, you may have heard of or can personify what fatigue is, in a neurological population. You may have also heard on the news recently about Chronic Fatigue sufferers condemning graded exercise as a management strategy, despite the literature saying otherwise.

So what makes fatigue different for those with a neurological condition to the tiredness you experience after a long week at work? What makes it different to Chronic Fatigue? And what can you, our hospitals and our healthcare system do to help those experiencing one of the most common but also most frequently unmet needs for those with a neurological condition?

About the speaker

Karen Thomas is a clinical academic chartered physiotherapist, specialising in stroke care and neurological rehabilitation. She is a HEE/ICA post-doctoral clinical academic fellow, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Research Associate and a Senior Physiotherapist at Eaglewood Neurological Centre and Addenbrookes Hospital. She completed her PhD in 2020 at Lucy Cavendish College, with her thesis titled: Understanding Post-Stroke Fatigue. She has presented at several national and international conferences, picking up awards for top scoring abstract submissions. Her research interests are post-stroke fatigue, self-management in neurological populations and the impact of allied healthcare professionals (AHP’s) within the UK National Health Service. She also spends time advocating clinical academic careers for young AHP’s and on the water in whatever boat she can get her hands on!

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Cost: Free

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Enquiries: Lucy Cavendish College Website Email: development@lucy.cam.ac.uk


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Wed 28 July 2021 6:00PM - 7:00PM


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