Biography

Having qualified as a physiotherapist from Addenbrookes School of Physiotherapy in 1993 I went on to complete Junior and Senior physiotherapy rotations within the Norfolk and Norwich area. In 1997 I specialized in the management and treatment of people with acquired brain injury at what is now known as the Specialist Rehabilitation Services (SRS) in Norwich. In 2000 I started work as a Lecturer/Practitioner in Physiotherapy working between the SRS and the University of East Anglia (UEA). In 2005 I took up a full time post at the UEA as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. I taught on both the BSc and pre registration MSC in Physiotherapy. I have taught physiology, neurophysiology and anatomy and neurology. In 2006 I became the Course Director for the BSc in Physiotherapy and was responsible for taking the course through a successful validation. In 2009 I decided to embark on a PhD and was subsequently seconded as a Research Associate to FeSTlvAlS (Functional Strength Training later after stroke) a study funded by The Stroke Association. I remain very involved in the teaching aspects of the School of Health Sciences and established and led an MSc in Stroke Recovery. I am currently the Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research and Lead for the NIHR funded component of this course. Since the completion of my PhD I have obtained funding to develop a mobile application (an app) to deliver exercise programmes to people after stroke. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Neurology.  

Career

Junior Physiotherapy rotations
01.09.93 – 01.10.93 Learning Disabilities Little Plumstead Hospital
04.10.93 – 04.02.94 Outpatients St Michael’s Hospital
07.02.94 – 03.06.94 Orthopaedics Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
06.06.94 – 03.02.95 Psychogeriatrics St. Andrew’s Hospital
10.10.94 – 03.02.95 Medical and Neurology Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
06.02.95 – 01.06.95 Learning Disabilities Little Plumstead Hospital

Senior Physiotherapy Rotations
June 95 – Feb 96 Rehab and Disability District Rehabilitation Centre
Feb 96 – Sept 97 Elderly Rehab Dereham Hospital
Sept 97 – May 98 Rehab and Disability District Rehabilitation Centre
May 98 – Sept 98 Musculoskeletal Dereham Hospital
Sept 98 – Sept 2000 Senior I at the District Rehabilitation Centre
Sept 2000 – Feb 2004 Lecturer Practitioner in Physiotherapy at RSC and the District Rehabilitation Centre, Norwich

Academic
Feb 2004 – date Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Academic Background

  • 1993 Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, Addenbrookes School of Physiotherapy, Cambridge
  • 2002 MSc in Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • 2014 PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • Grad Dip Phys
  • Member of the Health Professions Council

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