I am a senior physiotherapy lecturer, Level 6 BSc Physiotherapy Year Leader, Collaborative Course Leader FDSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care.
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998. After completing junior rotations at Bassetlaw Hospital and then Rotherham, I specialised clinically in both acute and long term management of neurological conditions. I developed new roles and lead services within the NHS in elderly care, stroke early discharge, neurological inpatients and out-patients. I worked privately as a neurological physiotherapist in out-patients and community.
I started working as a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007, initially on a secondment and then full time. I have worked as admissions tutor for the undergraduate BSc and pre registration MSc physiotherapy course, and also as a placement lead.
I specialise in neurological physiotherapy and teach across all undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I module lead level 4 Neurological Physiotherapy and level 7 Clinical Reasoning in Physiotherapy. I also lead modules within the FDSc.
I have taught on and led inter-professional teaching across the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. I led the level 4 module centred on professionalism, ethics and safeguarding.
My areas of interest include:
- Neurological management and rehabilitation
- Vestibular rehab
- E learning
I have been the Pebblepad lead for Physiotherapy for a number of years which has involved supporting and training staff, students and external partners. I presented at an E-portfolio conference in Maastricht in 2009 promoting the work at SHU using Pebblepad.
Neurological management and rehabilitation