Opportunity details

Project Advisory Panel – Improving awareness of ‘invisible’ impairment post-stroke

Join our project advisory panel to improve awareness of hidden post-stroke disabilities

Link to organisation:


Full description:

Post-stroke ‘invisible’ disability is poorly understood, leading to insufficient support. We aim to raise awareness and educate carers, families, and the public by: (1) exploring understanding of post-stroke disability; (2) investigating the impact of hidden visual impairment on survivors; and (3) create virtual experiences to illustrate these hidden disabilities. We seek stroke stakeholders for an advisory panel to guide the project.

Date from

1st July 2024

Date to

31st October 2024


Participants will be paid at the rate of £25 per hour


Any expenses incurred will be reimbursed


Stephen Dunne - Northumbria University

Stephen is a clinically focussed psychologist, passionate about the rehabilitation, health and wellbeing of stroke and brain injury survivors, and interested in factors that affect quality of life in these populations, such as loneliness and social isolation. For more information about Stephen please visit his staff page: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/d/stephen-dunne/



Stroke or cardiovascular disease


North East

Involvement type:

All of research
Designing and managing
Evaluating impact

What support is offered?

Anyone seeking wanting to be involved in the project and wanting to undertake training will be offered the opportunity to complete a module that we run at Northumbria University specifically on being involved in patient and public engagement activities. This accredited module and developing programme has no academic entry requirements and is designed to support people with lived experience (of a subject that may be researched) to develop their understanding of research design and processes, and to develop research skills. The idea being that this helps the contextual sharing of experiences to influence and shape research, and possibly even support the beginning of a journey towards become lived experience researchers leading on their own projects.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?