Lorna Paul is a physiotherapist and Professor of Allied Health Science at Glasgow Caledonian University. Lorna has a wide portfolio of research activity across a range of clinical conditions including multiple sclerosis, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis. She is particularly interested in the role of physical activity and exercise for people with long term conditions in managing symptoms, improving general health and well-being and modifying the disease process. The use and impact of technology supported health care has been a focus of Lorna’s research for a number of years. She had formed a social enterprise which provides a platform for the remote delivery of physiotherapy (www.giraffehealth.com) and has also developed apps for the promotion of physical activity. She is currently exploring the potential for machine learning and artificial intelligence in rehabilitation.
Lorna has published over 60 peer reviewed papers and has been Principal Applicant or Co-applicant in grants with income in excess of £2.5 million. Major charities (e.g. MS Society, Arthritis Research UK, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, RS McDonald Charitable Trust) and she is also co-applicant on grants from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and a Hèrmes Canada | MS Society Wellness Research Innovation Research Grant to pilot our web based physiotherapy platform for people moderately to severely affected by MS in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Lorna has recently been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellowship.