PhD Psychology (2018), University of Manchester
BSc Occupational Therapy (2012), University of the West of England
BSc Psychology (2006), University of Birmingham
I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Occupational Therapist
I teach on the first and second year undergraduate Psychology programmes, and supervise final year dissertations.
I have experience of stroke rehabilitation and dementia research. I have worked on an NIHR RfPB project investigating prism adaptation for people after stroke, and have experience of using a range of neuropsychological assessments.
I completed my PhD Psychology on the impact of dementia on stroke rehabilitation in 2018. This investigated whether people with dementia receive equitable stroke rehabilitation compared to the those without. I used mixed methods - qualitative interviews with staff and an observational multi-site cohort study of patient data therefore have a range of experience of applied healthcare research. My PhD was funded by NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester.
I am a qualified Occupational Therapist, and have experience working in both research and healthcare settings with people with stroke and dementia. I am interested in access to healthcare, working with people with cognitive impairment and who lack capacity, healthcare inequalities, clinical decision-making.
I collaborate with the stroke research group at the University of Manchester.
V. Longley, S. Peters, C. Swarbrick, S. Rhodes, A. Bowen (2019). Does pre-existing cognitive impairment impact on amount of stroke rehabilitation received? An observational cohort study. Clinical Rehabilitation. 33(9), pp.1492-1502.
V. Longley, S. Peters, C. Swarbrick, A. Bowen (2018). UK Stroke Forum Abstracts 2018. International Journal of Stroke. 13(3_suppl), pp.10-65.
V. Longley, S. Peters, C. Swarbrick, A. Bowen (2018). What factors affect clinical decision-making about access to stroke rehabilitation? A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation. 33(2), pp.304-316.
AJ. Turton, J. Angilley, V. Longley, P. Clatworthy, ID. Gilchrist (2018). Search training for people with visual field loss after stroke: A cohort study. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 81(5), pp.255-265.
V. Longley, S. Peters, C. Swarbrick, A. Bowen (2018). What influences decisions about ongoing stroke rehabilitation for patients with pre-existing dementia or cognitive impairment: a qualitative study?. Clinical Rehabilitation. 32(8), pp.1133-1144.
V. Longley, A. Bowen, S. Peters, C. Swarbrick (2017). UK Stroke Forum Abstracts, 2017. Int J Stroke. 12(5_suppl), pp.7-59.
AJ. Turton, J. Angilley, M. Chapman, A. Daniel, V. Longley, et al. (2015). Visual search training in occupational therapy - An example of expert practice in community-based stroke rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 78(11), pp.674-687.
I have reviewed for Clinical Rehabilitation, Disability and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy
- British Stroke Research Group Oral Prize for highest scoring oral abstract submitted to the UK Stroke Forum (2018)
- Verna Wright Prize winner for best oral presentation at Society for Research in Rehabilitation annual conference (2018)
Honorary Research Associate at the University of Manchester
- Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR) associate member
- Organisation for Psychological Research in Stroke (OPSYRIS) member