2018 International Master Class Series

An intimate learning experience with the world’s best


Professor Fiona Jones, UK

Promoting self-management following ABI


Fiona is professor of rehabilitation research at St George’s University of London and Kingston University, and the founder and CEO of ‘Bridges self-management’. She was previously the chief investigator for SESAME—a cluster feasibility trial to test Bridges within stroke teams in London. Since developing the Bridges program, she has also carried out studies to explore self-management support for people with acquired brain injury and long-term neurological conditions as well as exploring professional attitudes and factors influencing sustainability of using programs within rehabilitation. The Bridges self-management approach is now used within more than 200 acute and community rehabilitation teams and approximately 4000 healthcare practitioners have received training to integrate self-management into everyday rehabilitation and care. Fiona has published several articles on self-management and self-efficacy and currently supervises a number of doctoral students who are carrying out research related to self-management across all fields of rehabilitation. Fiona is currently the chief investigator for an NIHR funded study—CREATE—which started in January 2016 and uses experience–based co-design to explore ways to increase therapeutic activity in stroke units. In 2009, Fiona received the life after stroke award for excellence from the UK Stroke Association. She was made a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in 2011 and was the president of the UK Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology from 2013-2017. She received an MBE for services to stroke rehabilitation in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2017.


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NSW Thursday 12 July APA NSW office Register
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