Meet VR4REHAB Partners: Teesside University

Teesside University was originally founded as Constantine College, the institution was officially opened by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, on 2 July 1930. The college became a polytechnic in 1969; and in 1992, the Privy Council gave approval to 14 higher education institutions, including Teesside, to become new universities.

Teesside University now counts over 85 years of teaching and learning experience and 5 different school departments.

"Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, we transform lives and economies.”

The School of Health & Life Sciences has a long-established record of delivering high-quality learning, teaching and research in the fields of health, sport and science.

With an excellent reputation for working with partners from voluntary and private businesses.

The School of Health & Life Sciences conducts high-quality applied research focussed on improving health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on public health, rehabilitation, exercise and sports sciences, and a strong emphasis on the translation of research into policy and practice.

The School has a strong track record of delivering real improvements in the health and wellbeing of people and communities, such as the development of healthcare technologies and informing guidelines from the World Health Organisation and the US Centres for Disease Control.

The research department also works collaboratively with a range of national and international organisations including the WHO, Public Health England, Fuse, and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.


Prof. Denis Martin, from Teesside University, said: «My initial incentive was to build on my experience of developing and researching innovative methods of self-management for people with chronic pain. I've worked on this for many years with projects like developing literature such as a comic book on chronic pain; animation to collect information from people and explain how pain affects them; constructing a video library of patient stories and experiences of living with chronic pain; and exergaming. So, the opportunity to continue these ideas was attractive. I was also attracted to the idea of working on a major European project.  I liked the expansive geographical and philosophical outlook that the project seemed to have. I also liked the focus on the product. While most of my work is in research, I have always wanted to see tangible returns from that. I have had some success in turning ideas into products but that is outwith my expertise and the opportunity to work with partners for whom that was more mainstream was very attractive.»


Denis Martin

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