Carol Garcia

Carol Garcia

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy


Carol is a senior lecturer in the physiotherapy team at Sheffield Hallam University. Carol is also a team leader within the physiotherapy team which involves facilitating staff and the organisation of staff to deliver quality undergraduate and post graduate physiotherapy teaching. Her areas of specialist interest are educational delivery and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Carol worked with the Professional Recognition to accredit the Concepts of Learning and Teaching module (for which Carol is the module leader) as a route to gain Associate Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy.


Carol qualified as a physiotherapist in 1987 and worked clinically for nineteen years primarily in acute respiratory care and cardiac rehabilitation. She joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2005 and went on to complete her MA in Teaching and Learning (Post Compulsory Education and Training) in 2013.

During her time at Sheffield Hallam, Carol has been an admissions tutor, disability tutor and course leader for MSc Advancing Physiotherapy and MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice. Since 2014 she has been a team leader for the physiotherapy team which involves strategic planning and operational management to ensure the delivery of excellent teaching across all the physiotherapy courses.

Carol teaches cardiorespiratory physiotherapy across the undergraduate and post graduate programs and since joining SHU she has developed her interest and understanding of the pedagogy that underpins teaching in higher education. This has been through the completion of her Master's degree in Teaching and Learning and through the development of the master's module called Concepts of Learning and Teaching. The module looks to give learners the underpinning skills and knowledge that is required to plan and deliver adult teaching and in 2015 the module has been an accredited route to gain Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Since 2013, Carol has been developing her research skills through working in a multidisciplinary, cross college team looking at the use of virtual reality in upper limb prosthetics. Presently this project is being used as a pilot project looking at the wider health uses of virtual reality.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy


Exploring Virtual Reality in Upper Limb Prosthetics


BSc Physiotherapy

MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice


Exploring Virtual Reality in Upper Limb Prosthetics


Journal articles

Ngeh, E.N., Lowe, A., Garcia, C., & Mclean, S. (2023). Physiotherapy-Led Health Promotion Strategies for People with or at Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Scoping Review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 20 (22).

Conference papers

Phelan, I., Arden, M., Garcia, C., & Roast, C. (2015). Exploring virtual reality and prosthetic training. In Höllerer, T., Interrante, V., Lecuyer, A., & Swan, J.E.I.I. (Eds.) 2015 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR) , Arles, France, 23-27 March, 2015, Proceedings, (pp. 353-354). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE:


Presented at International Prosthetics and Orthotics Conference (Lyon) 2015 on Exploring Virtual Reality in Upper Limb Prosthetics

Presented at Trent International Prosthetic Symposium (Glasgow) 2016 on Patient’s perceptions of upper limb prosthetics and how virtual reality may be used in clinical practice

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