PHYSIOTHERAPIST, who developed a tool to help to diagnose strokes, has presented her work to an international congress in Italy.
Dawn Lamb, who lives in Langholm, was asked to travel to Milan to do a presentation at the European Stroke Organisation Congress in Milan.
Dawn is an advanced specialist physiotherapist in stroke and neuro-rehabilitation at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
She has been undertaking research at the hospital into stroke in patients presenting with dizziness at the accident and emergency department.
Not many people know that sudden dizziness, or vertigo, can be a sign of stroke and even doctors in A&E find it difficult to identify.
Dawn has developed a clinical assessment tool for doctors to use in A&E and it has been published by the European Stroke Organisation.
She was lucky enough to gain a Wellcome Trust Broadening Horizons award to be able to travel to Milan last week to present her work at the European Stroke Organisation Congress.
Dawn is currently completing a post-graduate certificate in clinical research at Newcastle University and will continue to publish her work towards a National Institute of Health Research Fellowship over the coming years.
She said: “The experience of going to Milan to present at such a big congress was extremely daunting but really rewarding.
“I have gained some excellent feedback from top professors as to how to move my research forward.”