Hello and welcome to a brand new blog about DREX (Durham Reading and Exploration training). At Durham University we have long been interested in stroke and brain injury and have a passion for helping stroke and brain injury survivors. DREX is an award-winning free-to-download app for those suffering from partial visual loss following stroke or brain injury.
Meet the team
We have a small team working on this project at Durham University. My name is Dr. Stephen Dunne and I am the DREX Project Manager. Within my role, I manage the day-to-day running of the project which includes tasks like updating the social media, giving presentations to healthcare professionals, brain injury and stroke survivors about our research and researching how to improve the app.
Azuwan Musa is a research postgraduate and the Chief Investigator for the DREX clinical trial. He is involved in the recruitment of participants for the trial and provides technical support.
The Project Director is Dr. Alison Lane, who has been leading the development of DREX since the start of the project in 2005. She is responsible for overseeing the continued improvements of the training and its application in practice.
Dr. Amanda Ellison is our Scientific Consultant working collaboratively with the entire DREX team providing expert insight into the different directions in which the project can progress.
I have set this blog up to keep anyone who is interested informed about what’s happening on the DREX project. This will include any events we run or attend, a closer look at the research that we are conducting, any interesting findings we produce and generally tidbits that we feel are worth sharing. We also take requests should anyone want to know anything specifically! I will try to keep this regularly updated with a blog post at least once a week.
If you’d like to get in touch with us then check out our contact details