Who We Are

Meet the HELP Hampshire team

Dr James Faulkner - Health Physiologist, University of Winchester
Project Lead


Dr James Faulkner is a BASES-accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and a Reader in Exercise Physiology at the University of Winchester (February 2015 to present). Whilst in New Zealand, James coordinated the Massey University Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme, and founded the first secondary prevention clinic for minor stroke and TIA patients. James’ research assesses the benefits of physical activity as a means of secondary prevention care for patients with cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease. In particular, patients who have experienced a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or cardiac event.

Dr Lucy Sykes- Consultant Physician, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Lucy Sykes qualified from Trinity College, Oxford in 2003 and since then has worked in both the UK and Australia.  She holds MRCP (UK) Geriatric Medicine, and works as a Consultant Stroke Physician at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.  As well as clinical medicine, Lucy has an active interest in Medical Education and the positive impact of this on patient care within a health service. 

Ariyan Alimadadi MSc- Project Manager, University of Winchester

Ariyan graduated at the University of Winchester with a Bachelor's and Masters degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. As well as pursuing a passion in aerial photography, Ariyan has an active interest in medical research and the benefit of using physical activity to help improve the health and well-being of various clinical populations (i.e., Stroke). Apart from assisting in research within the department of Sport at the University, Ariyan previously gained first hand experience in the NHS working as a Cardiographer. His goal is to ensure HELP Hampshire makes a meaningful impact on stroke rehabilitation in all communities. 

Collaborative Researchers

Dr Danielle Lambrick

Senior Lecturer
University of Southampton, UK
e: D.M.Lambrick@soton.ac.uk
Dr Andrew Mitchelmore

University of Oxford Brookes

Dr Lee Stoner 

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina, US



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Keeron Stone

Research Fellow

University of Gloucestershire

Dr Simon Fryer

Senior Lecturer

University of Gloucestershire



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Helen Ryan

Senior Lecturer 
University of Winchester