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Madeleine joined Strathclyde in 2000 having previously worked at the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh and the MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit in London. She is a Chartered Psychologist and an HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating rehabilitation programmes for stroke survivors, and she is also interested in how perceptuo-motor control changes with age.
Academic / Professional qualifications
BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD (Edinburgh), CPsychol, HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
Stroke rehabilitation. Developing and evaluating low-cost rehabilitation interventions for adults who have survived a stroke. These interventions are aimed at improving upper limb function, physical activity levels and cognitive abilities.
Ageing. Age-related changes in perceptuo-motor control and the extent to which perceived movement abilities change the activities older adults engage in.
Modelling the timing of body movements. Developing and testing the tau-guide model of the timing of motor actions. Exploring the extent to which the temporal control of movement is similar to other forms of timing such as the perception of a time interval.
EPSRC '' £908,945 to A.Duffy (PI) and M.Grealy (2015-2018)
Chief Scientist Office 'Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a community based, cycling exercise programme to improve physical and psychological outcomes in stroke survivors' £101,307 to M.Grealy (PI) and P.Rowe (2014-2015)
The Dunhill Medical Trust ‘Development of a virtual reality exercise machine for older adults’ £29,763 to M.Grealy (PI) and H.Lakany (2012-2014)
EPSRC/Strathclyde University ‘Bridging the Gap’ award of £12,236 to D.Dixon, M. Grealy, & S.Webb A. for ‘How infectious is Human Behaviour? (2012)
EPSRC/Strathclyde University ‘Bridging the Gap’ award of £20,000 to H. Carswell, M. Grealy, P.Rowe & B.Conway for ‘What are the optimum rehabilitation tasks and doses for promoting stem cell function after stroke? ’ (2012)
Chief Scientists Office (Scottish Government) award of £ 151,229 to N. Mutrie (PI), C. Fitzsimons, D. Rowe, M. Grealy, A. McConnachie, H. Macdonald, M. Grant, M. Granat, D. Skelton & R. Shaw for ‘The feasibility of a pedometer-based walking programme in combination with a physical activity consultation in Scottish adults aged 65 years and over in a primary care setting.’ (2008-2010)
EPSRC ‘Bridging the Gap’ University Award of £10,320 to M. Grealy, A. Thomson & B. Stansfield for ‘Minimizing the risk of exclusion: effective older adult interaction with technology-based exercise machines.’ (2009)
Carrnegie Trust award of £34,200 to F.Pollick (PI, Glasgow University), H.Gallagher (Glasgow Caledonian University), M.Grealy, D.Brennan (Southern General Hospital), J.Cavanagh (University of Glasgow, Gartnavel Royal Hospital) for a project entitled ‘Brain mechanisms of emotion processing in depression’. (2007-2008)
EPSRC award for £347,363 to A.Nicol (PI), M.Grealy, B.Conway, A.Macdonald and P.Rowe for a project entitled ‘Integration of biomechanical and psychological parameters of functional performance of older adults into a new computer aided design package for inclusive design’ (2001-2005).
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 1998
Master of Philosophy, University of Chichester
Award Date: 1 Jan 1995
Bachelor of Science, University of Liverpool
Award Date: 1 Jan 1987
- Perception and action
- Motor control
- Sport Psychology
- Stroke rehabilitation
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HEADS: UP (Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression following Stroke) psychological self-management intervention: non-randomised pilot study followed by a randomised cluster pilot trial.
1/06/19 → 31/05/22
Project: Research - no external funding
What have we learned about positive changes experienced during COVID-19 lockdown? Evidence of the social patterning of changeWilliams, L., Rollins, L., Young, D., Fleming, L., Grealy, M., Janssen, X., Kirk, A., MacDonald, B. & Flowers, P., 5 Jan 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16, 1, 10 p., e0244873.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Quantitative and qualitative data from a functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) study of ideation in product design engineering