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Research Support at Medical Physics

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Research Support at Medical Physics


14566457_10153832889555811_1249743526352907508_oMovement for Hope was invited to teach third year engineering students at UCL about neurological conditions and Motor Neuron Disease (MND). The students were at the beginning stages of developing a new prototype for a neck brace for people with MND who struggled with neck weakness.


Sarah Ezekiel, Amber Michelle Hill, and Emma Biondetti helped to teach the students about brain and spinal cord diseases and MND. The students asked questions about neurological conditions and living with MND.


They have now set out to develop an innovative prototype! We wish them good luck with their design and will check back with them once it is near completion!

Multiple Sclerosis & Multimedia Art

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MfH, Multiple Sclerosis & Multimedia Art



Event Organised by Movement for Hope and UCL Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation
Talk by Amber Michelle Hill
Filmed by Your Frontier
Scientific animation conception and scientific content by Alain Viel and Robert A, Lue
Animation Supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute copyright 2010 The President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Animation created by XVIVO Scientific Animation
Art-science concept and post-editing by Amber Michelle Hill on behalf of Movement for Hope
Dance conception developed by Awareness Through Dance
Dance choreographed by Megan Preston
Dancers: Megan Preston, Leah Skelton, Aine Curran, Kieron Proverbs, Hayley-Jayne Rumble, Rosie Terry, Emily Hughes
Music by Jane Hunt

International Day of Persons with Disability

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2013

Neurological conditions are the leading cause of disability worldwide so we are pleased to be joining United Nations Enable for this year’s theme: “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all” on December 3rd, 2013.

Join us to celebrate the contributions of art made by persons with disabilities as agents of change and development in communities they live at our next gallery exhibition, followed by a series of forums.



IDPD '13 flyerThe exhibition will feature a mix of paintings made by severely disabled individuals with fatal and disabling illnesses. The artists featured have used use eye-gaze technology, acrylic on canvas and mixed media to create their work. Additionally, it will include elements of multimedia art with videos featuring the disabled participants to improve the impact of awareness-educate surrounding brain and spinal conditions.

Tweetchat Q&A

Additionally, on IDPD December 3rd, we will host a Tweetchat via our social media platform
@MovementforHope to explore problems and innovative solutions for integrating persons with disabilities into societal and developmental plans.
The format is listed here
Time: 4pm GMT


Following this, there will be a live follow-up forum on December 4th over an evening reception.
Please find all details below –
Exhibition Venue:
123 Shepherds Bush Road
Brook Green
London W6 7LP
United Kingdom

10am-6pm December 3rd 2013, Opening Day
10am-6pm December 4th (reception and forum 6.30pm-8.30pm)
10am-6pm December 5th-10th 2013

Online Forum:
We will also be holding an online Tweetchat to explore innovative means to by which persons with disabilities and their families can be further integrated into their societies and development plans.

To find out more details about the Tweetchat follow us on social media:
Twitter at: @Movementforhope
Facebook at: Movementforhope.org

Getting Young Researchers Involved

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Sharing the intersection of Research and Public Audiences

Queen Sq ChrisMovement for Hope was invited to speak at the 14th Annual Queen Square Symposium, at the UCL Institute of Neurology (IoN), Queen Square. The IoN Queen Square is an prestigious neuroscience institution well known for its research and teaching in Neurology and Brain Imaging.

Movement for Hope presented it’s youth-led work on sharing research and patient stories with public audiences through innovative methods of multimedia arts.
Queen Sq Chris
The presentation went out to over 60 Masters and PhD students, several senior researchers/mentors and six visiting students from the Berlin School of Brain and Mind Sciences. Young researchers spanned from over six different research fields of neuroscience that covers every area of neurological illness, including Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration, Neuroimaging, and Movement Disorders.
Article here

TEDx talk on Uniting Art & Science

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TEDx: Movement uniting cross-disciplinary work

The founder of Movement for Hope paves an interesting path for our perceptions of movement, explaining different components of movement (i.e. scientific, social and creative components) and how they are associated with the human experience. As we near the end this journey through the various aspects of movement described, we learn how to can take definitions of movement and use them to connect art and science in a meaningful way.

The videos featured in this talk can be seen individually below:

Sarah Ezekiel and daughter Aviva:


Paint Aware Demo:

Biological and Artistic Movement:

Virtual Q&A for MS Awareness

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Movement for Hope Hosts a Virtual Q&A

Under hashtag Hope4MS, Movement for Hope held a virtual questions and answers session on multiple sclerosis (MS), with collaborating awareness advocates Secure A Cure 4 MS, collaborating scientist and MS expert, Professor Ciccarelli for the public.

Topics discussed included the following:
(i) what MS is, (ii) the different types of MS, (iii) current research areas, (iv) medications (current and alternative areas), (v) personal experiences with the condition and (vi) awareness campaigns.

To set up another Virtual Tweetchat with Movement for Hope for any neurological condition or topic of art and science, please register your interest in the form below:

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Art and Brain Injury Keynote

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Seminar at the Encephalitis Society Annual General Meeting

The Arts In Brain Injury

Movement for Hope will be speaking about Art and Neurology
Including the following:
(i) Cases of creativity after brain injury
(ii) Art therapy
(iii) Art and neural plasticity (i.e. rehabilitation)

Event:Date: Saturday November 10th 2012
Time: 10:30am – 3:35pmVenue:
Avonmouth House
6 Avonmouth Street
London SE1 6NX

In the evening our Chair will be judging the Expressions of Encephalitis Competition:

Date: Saturday November 10th 2012
Time: 7pm – 10:30pm
H10 Hotel London Waterloo
284 – 302
London SE1 8RQ