Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
I am a physiotherapist and a neuroscientist. I am interested in studying movement, especially how the brain controls movement, what goes wrong in the brain when someone looses the ability to move and how we can restore movement.
Currently I am interested in understanding the mechanism of fatigue in stroke patients.
A large proportion of stroke survivors complain they feel “tired”.We know that fatigue is experienced due to a combination of changes in the muscle and in the brain regions that control the muscles. In this study I will be testing the idea that fatigue occurring after stroke is due only to changes within the brain regions controlling the muscles.
I will be studying 142 patients over the next 3 years. I will be recruiting stroke patients who have or had difficulty in moving their limbs to participate in my study. Patients who have had a stroke within the last 3 to 9 months interested in taking part in the study please see the project page or see the Volunteer Advertisment (pdf).
Kuppuswamy A, Rothwell J, Ward N.
Curr Opin Neurol. 2015 Dec;28(6):582-586.
Kuppuswamy A, Clark E, Rothwell J, Ward NS.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Jul 17. pii: 1545968315597071. [Epub ahead of print]
Kuppuswamy A, Clark EV, Sandhu KS, Rothwell JC, Ward NS.
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Aug;86(8):902-4. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2015-310431. Epub 2015 Apr 17.
Kuppuswamy A, Clark EV, Turner IF, Rothwell JC, Ward NS.
Brain. 2015 Jan;138(Pt 1):136-48. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu306. Epub 2014 Nov 2.
Kuppuswamy A, Balasubramaniam AV, Maksimovic R, Mathias CJ, Gall A, Craggs MD, Ellaway PH. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Dec;122(12):2452-61. Epub 2011 May 19.
Kuppuswamy A, Catley M, King NK, Strutton PH, Davey NJ, Ellaway PH. Gait Posture. 2008 Apr;27(3):478-84. Epub 2007 Jul 17.
Kuppuswamy A, Theodorou S, Catley M, Strutton PH, Ellaway PH, McGregor AH, Davey NJ. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2005 Sep;76(9):1259-63.
PhD (2009) - Imperial College London, UK
MSc (2003) - University College London, UK
BPT (Physiotherapy - 2002) - Madras Medical College, India
2016-2021 - Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Wellcome Trust and Royal Society
2015-2018 - Co-Investigator, Stroke Association project grant, UK
2012-2015 - Senior Research Training Fellowship, The Stroke Association, UK
2010-2011 - Knowledge Transfer Fellowship, ESRC, UK
2009-2010 - Visiting Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, USA
2006-2009 - PhD, International Spinal Research Trust, UK
2003-2005 - Research Assistantship, International Spinal Research Trust, UK
2002-2003 - HSBC Educational Trust India Fellowship, UK/India