Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Supports

We aim to generate new knowledge and translate evidence into practical solutions that better shape policy and practice, and lead to more effective supports for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities across the lifespan. We strive to generate evidence to understand the experience of services and supports among people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, and those who support them.

This research programme area is led by Dr Jenny Fortune

We have:

  • Conducted research examining the experience of transition to adult services among young people with cerebral palsy, their families and health professionals
  • Conducted research examining health services and supports for adults with cerebral palsy
  • Produced information booklets, checklists and other resources to support young people with cerebral palsy as they move to adult health services
  • Produced digital stories about moving to adult health services to support young people with cerebral palsy
  • Produced a video about the experience of accessing physiotherapy among adults with cerebral palsy with collaborators from Brunel University London
  • Produced a self-check form and information sheet for GPs in collaboration with UP the Adult Cerebral Palsy Movement

We are currently developing a transition programme to support young people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities prepare to manage their health in adulthood (the Ignition 2 project).

See examples of our ongoing and completed projects on our projects page

See our publications in this area on our journal articles page