Senior Lecturer Rehab Sciences

Dr Alison Porter-Armstrong

School of Health Sciences

Magee campus

BT48 7JL,

Institute of Nursing and Health Research

Senior Lecturer Rehab Sciences

Dr Alison Porter-Armstrong


Alison is a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Sciences at the School of Health Sciences, Ulster University. Alison’s research interests include: assistive technologies, seating and postural support, pressure care, and innovations in stroke care.

She has published widely in these areas authoring over 150 peer reviewed publications, commissioned research reports, keynote addresses and conference presentations.

Her research programme has generated significant research grant income in excess of £4million, involving collaboration with a variety of prestigious organisations, including the University of California Los Angeles, The University of Pittsburgh, and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Alison is a Trustee and Deputy Treasurer of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), is Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee for the European Seating Symposium (ESS), and is an invited member of the International Society for Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP).

Alison has been a review panel member for many prestigious funding bodies including the Department of Health, the Wellcome Trust, and the Health Innovation Challenge Fund.

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