Jacqui’s research focuses on development and testing of person-centred rehabilitation interventions to promote physical recovery and participation in valued life activities. She is particularly interested in stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Specific topics include understanding and promoting change in physical activity and sedentary behaviour to facilitate healthy lifestyles, and participation in broader activities that enrich peoples’ lives. She is also interested in how evidence-based change can be effectively implemented to improve the quality of rehabilitation practice and services. Understanding the contextual, social, psychological and behavioural aspects of rehabilitation and rehabilitation practice underpins Jacqui’s work.
She has methodological expertise in complex intervention development, randomised controlled trials, mixed methods research, systematic reviews and qualitative research.
Jacqui leads an international group of implementation researchers in rehabilitation, and is an honorary Allied Health Professions Consultant in NHS Tayside and is chair of the Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professions Forum.