Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

  • 2006 Foreign Adjunct Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2003 Reader, School of Allied Health Professions, University of East Anglia
  • 1998 Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • 1998 Honorary Research Associate, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney Australia
  • 1996 Phd  Education, University of East Anglia
  • 1996 Registered Professional Member Ergonomics Society (MErgS)
  • 1988 MSc Ergonomics, University College, London
  • 1968 Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), School of Physiotherapy, Guys Hospital, London (MCSP)

Research interests

  • Development of professional knowledge
  • Professional socialisation and professionalism
  • Professional identity in health and social care
  • Qualitative research


Career summary

Clinical experience in hospital and community settings in the UK and Canada over 13 years made me appreciate the unique contribution of physiotherapy to health care in areas of prevention and health  promotion in primary care, and in rehabilitation settings. This led me to take an MSc in Ergonomics and then to go on to train as a physiotherapy educator. I worked at the School of Physiotherapy, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge before coming to UEA in 1993. I was appointed a senior lecturer in 1997 and a Reader in 2003


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