About this event

  • Date and time Tue 21 Jul 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 32 'Rehabilitation after the viral infection' on Zoom here.

The longer-term consequences of severe COVID-19 infection are only now becoming clear.

Many patients, especially those who have spent a prolonged interval on ITU, suffer shortness of breath and severe myopathy, as well as a variety of neurological, neuropsychiatric and other symptoms.

The nature of these and the importance of rehabilitation will be discussed by our expert panellists Felicity Callard, Professor of Social Research at Birkbeck University of London, Lynne Turner-Stokes, Director, Regional Rehabilitation Unit at Northwick Park Hospital, and Professor Rona Moss-Morris, Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine, Head, Department of Psychology at Kings College London.  

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Key speakers

Felicity Callard

Professor of Social Research, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

Lynne Turner-Stokes

Director Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, and Dunhill Chair of Rehabilitation at the Cicely Saunders Institute

Professor Rona Moss-Morris

Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine, Head, Department of Psychology at Kings College London 

Speaker's biography

Rona Moss-Morris is Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine and Head of Psychology at King’s College London.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town graduating with distinction and her MSc and PhD at the University of Auckland where she was awarded the most distinguished Postgraduate degree in the Faculty.


Rona has been researching psychological factors that affect symptom experience and adjusting to chronic physical health conditions for the past 20 years.  This research has been used to design cognitive behavioural interventions, including web-based interventions, for a range of patient groups.  RCTs to test the clinical and cost-effectiveness of these interventions and long-term implementation form a key component of her current research.  In 2015 she was awarded the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology’s Outstanding Contribution to Research Award and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Supervisory Excellence Award.  Her work on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was awarded the MS Society Annual Award for MS Research of the Year in 2013.  She is a past editor of Psychology and Health, incoming editor of Health Psychology Review and was National Advisor to NHS England for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Long Term and Medically Unexplained conditions from 2011-2016.



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.