Following qualification as a physiotherapist at the Cambridge School of Physiotherapy and holding a variety of clinical posts, Professor Pomeroy obtained a PhD from the School of Medicine, University of Southampton. Between 1996 and 2002 she was Senior Lecturer in Stroke Therapy Research at the University of Manchester and was also Director of The Stroke Association’s Therapy Research Unit. Between 2002 and 2008 she was Professor of Rehabilitation for Older People at St George’s, University of London. In 2008 Professor Pomeroy took up the Chair of Neurorehabilitation at the UEA.
Professor Valerie Pomeroy, Professor of Neurorehabilitation and Director of Research, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia – expertise in translational research into neuroscience-based rehabilitation interventions (proof-of-concept and early phase trials). Emphasis is placed on care closer to home and development of sensitive physiological measures for timely identification of response to therapy, prediction of response and the neural correlates of response. Particular expertise is in MedTech development especially after securing team mentorship on the Design Council Leadership Programme in 2014. We have a track record of partnership with SMEs, e.g. joint industrial-university funded PhD studentship to develop a virtual reality product and industrial partners being co-applicants on competitive funding applications and funded projects. Also central, is iterative working with users. Activity includes partnership: with clinicians to run a product test-bed and people with brain injury to generate and refine products. We also have a home setting resource for the community to explore the usefulness of assistive technology for everyday living.