Professor Jon Marsden

Plymouth University
Professorship and Chair in Rehabilitation

Jonathan graduated with a BSc (Hons) 1st Class in Physiotherapy from Manchester University in 1991 and graduated with an MSc (Distinction) in Neurological Science, from University College in London. Where he also went on to receive his PhD in Clinical Medicine, 2000.

Jonathan currently teaches on the MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation at the School of Health Professions. He is the lead for the "Cognition, perception and behaviour" module and contribute "sensorimotor control in neurological practice" and "pathomechanics and rehabilitation of gait and balance". He also contributes to the undergraduate physiotherapy program Neurological Physiotherapy module.

His research interests and experience are in the field of neurorehabilitation and human motor physiology. He is currently investigating the pathophysiology and rehabilitation of balance and gait disorders after central and peripheral neurological lesions in adult and paediatric populations.

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Contemporary Issues in cognitive rehabilitation

The past 10 years has seen an exponential rise in the evidence base underlying cognitive rehabilitation. This talk will discuss the processes underlying recovery with cognitive rehabilitation. It will provide examples of compensatory strategies and brain plasticity accompanying cognitive rehabilitation and explore the role of the environment and our genetic make-up in influencing the outcome with rehabilitation.

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