Ulrike Hammerbeck

Ulrike Hammerbeck, PhD, MCSP


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Ulrike is interested in recovery mechanism of function after neurological insult. Her research investigates the effect of training not only on the control of movement but also on cortico-spinal connectivity.  


Ulrike completed her PhD investigating learning mechanisms in chronic stroke survivors at the Institute of Neurology, University College London under Prof.  John Rothwell, in 2015.  She has since been awarded a Stroke Association post-doctoral fellowship in which she will investigate proximal arm recovery processes in the acute period after stroke.

My collaborations


Sarah Tyson - University of Manchester

John Rothwell – University College London

Kris Hollands – University of Salford


Joern Diedrichsen - University College London

Nada Yousif – Imperial College London

Pippa Tyrrell - University of Manchester 

Andy Vail - University of Manchester

Shaheen Hamdy - University of Manchester

Lawrence Kenney- University of Salford

Dave Howard- University of Salford

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Health Care Professions Council HCPC

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)

Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)

ACPIN representative to UK Stroke Forum planning committee

Methodological knowledge

Motor learning, Brain stimulation, Motor Control, Movement kinematics


2015 PhD in Clinical Neuroscience, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, University College London

2007 MSc in Advanced Physiotherap, Department of Physiology, University College London, UK

1995 BPhysT Physiotherapy Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Health Science, University College London (UCL)


Award Date: 28 Aug 2015

Master of Science, University College London (UCL)


Award Date: 1 Aug 2008

Bachelor of Health Science, University of Pretoria


Award Date: 5 Dec 1995

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General)
  • Neuroscience
  • Motor learning
  • Stroke

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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