Predicting Language Outcome and Recovery After Stroke (PLORAS)


News and events


PLORAS Media Coverage

Channel 4 - Can You Rebuild My Brain?

Professor Cathy Price featured in a Channel 4 documentary on neuroscience.

The programme was broadcast on 30 January 2018.

BBC Two - Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me

Professor Cathy Price took part in a documentary where Andrew Marr explored the latest scientific understanding of the human brain, and how it relates to his stroke recovery.

The programme was broadcast on 14 February 2017.

Andrew Marr

BBC Radio 4 - The Life in My Head: From Stroke to Brain Attack

In October 2014, Robert McCrum, journalist and stroke survivor, visited our centre as part of a new BBC Radio 4 programme: The Life in My Head: From Stroke to Brain Attack.  He took part in the study and interviewed Cathy Price to find out what the results from his MRI scan and language assessment mean in the context of our research.

The programme was broadcast in March 2015.

Robert McCrum

Read more about the programme (pdf).

BBC Look East

5 August 2014

PLORAS featured in a local news piece on Peterborough City Hospital's involvement in the project.

The research team at the hospital are one of our Clinical Research Network sites.  We received very positive comments from stroke survivors and their families who saw the feature - and then decided to take part in the project!

Peterborough Telegraph

15 May 2014

Peterborough City Hospital's invovlement with PLORAS featured in an article in the Peterborough Telegraph.

Stroke News

Summer 2013 

One of our volunteers, Tess, featured in Stroke News Summer 2013 (page 20).

She tells readers about her experiences of taking part, and gives advice to anyone thinking of getting involved in research!

Different Strokes Newsletter

Summer 2013

We featured in the Different Strokes Summer 2013 Newsletter (page 22).

Research participant Penny explains why she chose to take part in PLORAS.

Brain Awareness Week

11-17 March 2013

To mark Brain Awareness Week, one of our volunteers was featured in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo about her visit to our research centre.

Wellcome Trust Film - Big Picture: Inside the Brain

The Wellcome Trust produced a film of a stroke survivor visiting our research centre for their Big Picture Education Resources.


World Stroke Day Coffee Morning

29 October 2012

We held a coffee morning for stroke survivors at our research centre.  This was to mark World Stroke Day and give stroke survivors the opportunity to talk to PLORAS researchers about their experiences and about the research.  

We had articles feature in Haringey Independent, Surrey Comet, Sutton Guardian, This is Local London and Wandsworth Guardian.

BBC London - Vanessa Feltz Radio Show

17 August 2012

Professor Cathy Price discussed stroke recovery, as part of a current affairs feature on stroke.