Presentations and publications

At The Children's Trust we aim to disseminate all our research projects to a wider audience through presentations and publications. We submit abstracts to conferences and have had a number of poster and oral presentations accepted.


Poster presentations are available to download below

CountMeIn! 2018 - 15 & 16 October

'DOWNLOAD: The Participation Ripple Effect': Implementation experiences in action Melanie Burrough DOWNLOAD: Experiences of using a structured approach for assessment and goal-setting with children & young people with profound & multiple learning disabilities: a step towards increasing participation Emily Frost

International Paediatric Brain Injury Symposium 27 & 28 September 2018

Using Narrative Approaches to Support Children and Young People with Acquired Brain Injuries Elizabeth Roberts, Alison Perkins, Louise Owen, Gemma Costello, Laura Carrol, Birgitta Norton & Amanda Davies

Physiotherapy Research Society Conference 2018

Development of an evidence informed upper limb guidelines for children with acquired brain inuries Gemma Kelly, Melanie Burrough & Ruth Moys Regaining independent mobility doesn't always mean a full physical recovery: the presence of high level physical difficulties in children with moderate-severe acquired brain injuries Gemma Kelly, Dr Kathy Davies & Dr Lorna Wales

World Congress for Neurorehabilitation

Functional outcomes after acquired brain injury in childhood: which domains show the most progress? Dr Lorna Wales, Dr Kathy Davis & Gemma Kelly

CYPF Conference: Broadening Horizons

Development of a Pathway for Children and Young People with a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness at The Children's Trust Helle Mills, Sue Mobbs, Jo Harbinson, Dr Jonathan Pool & Helen Johnson "The Evidence Says, We Do..." Upper Limb Bimanual Therapy for Children/Young People with Acquired Brain Injury Amy Wright, Lorna Wales & Gemma Kelly

Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists conference in Cardiff, 3-4th November

Predicting mobility goal attainment for children and young people with acquired brain injuries in residential rehabilitation: do physiotherapists get it right? Gemma Kelly, Carolyn Dunford, Helle Mills & Rebecca O'Mahoney It's a different sort of tiredness: fatigue as a long term consequence of Acquired Brain Injury Rachel Garrod, Lorna Wales, Tim Grove & Helle Mills

The Second International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury, Rome, Italy, 20-23 September

Bringing about functional change following paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) Anisha Desia, Karen Cundy & Lorna Wales Taking care of myself after a stroke: outcomes of rehabilitation Kathy Davis & Lorna Wales Aiming High: increased participation after return to school with high-level difficulties after acquired brain injury Karen Cundy & Katy James

Frontiers in Traumatic Brain Injury 13-14 July

Retrain My Brain Dr Jenny Jim, Dr Laura Carroll, Dr Jonathan Pool, Helen Johnson & Jo Lloyd

European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference, 17-20 May

Occupational performance needs of children and young people with acquired brain injury L Wales, F Benford, M Burrough & C Dunford, UK Functional electrical stimulation in upper limb rehabilitation for children with acquired brain injuries: a single case experimental design G Kelly & J Shanley, UK Identification of long term needs and late effects in paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) a collaborative approach A Desai, L Wales & K James, UK

BPNA Conference

The Late Effects of Pea-diatric Acquired Brain Injury

Evidence Informed Practice: A Space to Think - CYPF Conference   

 Engaging busy clinicians in evidence informed practice
Development of a Systemic Self-Harm Pathway in a Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Setting A Reflective Case Review: re-learning handwriting after a traumatic brain injury Cognitive Therapy Outcome Measures: do they capture clinical change for children and young people with Acquired Brain Injury? DOWNLOAD: We don't just want an app: information needs of children and youth with an acquired brain injury (Lorna Wales, Ian Ray, Clair Cobbold, Carolyn Dunford) DOWNLOAD: NIFT-Y Neuropsychological Integrated Formulation Model for use in paediatric and adult ABI (Jenny Jim, Heather Lizziard) DOWNLOAD: SNAP 1 & 2: Post-acute Systematic Neuropsychological Assessment Profiles for paediatric and adult ABI (Heather Lizziard, Jenny Jim) DOWNLOAD: "Much your lunch!" an innovative song-based interdisciplinary bespoke intervention for eating/drinking problems DOWNLOAD: "Now that's what I call Tadworth!" a multidisciplinary, music group facilitating peer-to-peer interaction between girls with Rett Syndrome DOWNLOAD: Brief Group Music Therapy for acquired brain injury, cognition and emotional needs Developing Awareness Measures for Working with Children and Youth with Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness Lorna Wales is giving an oral presentation at the congress on Development is interrupted not arrested: proposing a framework for self-awareness after a TBI in childhood.

We have previously presented at:

  • 30th EACD Conference 2018
  • 27th annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Royal College of Nursing Conference 2015.
  • European Forum for Rehabilitation Research 2015.
  • CountMeIn! Scientific meeting April 2015.
  • Evidence Live! 2015.
Our research team presented at the 1st International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury in Liverpool in September this year.  We have also recently had some of our work published in the following publications.
  • Dr Carolyn Dunford, our Head of Therapy and Research, has a book chapter in a recent occupational therapy textbook.
  • Dr Alison Perkins, one of our clinical psychologists has contributed a book chapter to a recent neuropsychological textbook.
  • Liz Bray, one of our nurses, has had an article accepted in a nursing journal.
  • Lorna Wales, our Research Associate, published a literature review in an occupational therapy journal.
The Children’s Trust Research Advisory Committee Progress Report April 2017
Talking at conferenceGiving a presentation at a conferenceTeam at a conference