I joined the SHU Physiotherapy team as a lecturer in 2017, and teach across both undergraduate and post graduate programmes.
My specialism is musculoskeletal practice. I am an active researcher in this field and work clinically in both primary and secondary care settings.
I joined the Physiotherapy team at SHU as a lecturer in 2017 after working as a Physiotherapist in a variety of clinical settings within the NHS and in professional football. My clinical specialism is musculoskeletal practice and I teach across all BSc (Hons) and Pre/ Post Registration MSc Physiotherapy programmes at the University. I also have an active teaching role on interdisciplinary advanced practice modules within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences.
Aside from my teaching, I am also a member of the Physiotherapy placement team where I get the opportunity to train, update and build relationships with practice educators who support our students whilst on clinical placement.
I continue to work clinically in Trauma and Orthopaedics and in an Extended Scope role as a first contact practitioner in primary care. I am also an active researcher with on going studies relating to musculoskeletal practice.
Specialist Areas of interest
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
- Assessment and rehabilitation of the upper limb
- Strength and Conditioning
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
MSc (Pre-Reg) Physiotherapy
MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice
PG Dip Physician Associate Studies
PG Advanced Practice modules (APACS and Minor Illness Module)
Ongoing projects relating to musculoskeletal practice
Supervision of Pre and Post Registration MSc Dissertations
Palmer, J., Siddle, H.J., Redmond, A.C., & Alcacer-Pitarch, B. (2021). Implementation of podiatry telephone appointments for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 14 (1), 4. http://doi.org/10.1186/s13047-020-00441-9
Cuff, A., Palmer, J., & Lindley, M. (2018). Inter-Rater reliability of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) amongst NHS physiotherapists. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 5 (1), 17. http://doi.org/10.7243/2055-2386-5-17
Palmer, J., Cuff, A., & Lindley, M. (2017). Intra-Rater reliability of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) amongst NHS Physiotherapists. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4, 1. http://doi.org/10.7243/2055-2386-4-1