Mrs Karen Jones
Main research interests
Exercise in Huntington’s Disease. Over the past couple of years I have been involved with Dr M. Busse and her ground breaking work in this area.
- 2009 compilation of an exercise DVD for people with HD as part of a PhD study
- 2010/11 blind assessor in the COMMET study (Can community supported exercise benefit subjective wellbeing, physical activity levels and abilities in people with Huntington’s disease? A randomised feasibility study and process evaluation) which involved an exercise intervention in local gyms.
- 2011/12 physiotherapy intervention for TRAIN HD (Task-related training in Huntington’s Disease: a home-based intervention study).
I also have an interest in the area of Manual Handling/ Therapeutic handling in which I carried out my own MSc and am furthering this work through supervision of other Masters students.
Finally another theme within my research profile is trunk/ spinal stability re-education, a rehabilitation tool that spans all specialities. In this area I supervise both undergraduate and post graduate students, the findings of which have been presented at various National and International conferences.
I have some experience of small grant applications (2007- £500) and more recently a co applicant for the successful TRAIN HD grant (£99,230).