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Kathryn Cassidy

Kathryn Cassidy

Course Leader MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)


Kathryn is Course Leader for MSc (Pre-Registration) Physiotherapy and a clinical practitioner in the Physiotherapy Clinic at Sheffield Hallam University. As an active Fellow of the HEA Kathryn has extensive experience in the teaching and assessment of both undergraduates and postgraduate students. Her areas of specialist interest are musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation.


Kathryn qualified as a physiotherapist in 1997 and worked in the NHS and private practice for a number of years before moving into higher education in 2012. Kathryn completed her Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education on 2013, following this she became a member of the HEA and is currently working towards completion of an MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

Kathryn is also a qualified Level 3 Fitness Instructor for Exercise referral for Specific Controlled Conditions and a Level 2 Fitness Instructor for Gym Based exercise. She is an active member of the exercise team at SHU delivering quality exercise teaching leading to vocational awards in fitness instruction within the undergraduate curriculum.

She continues to practice in the Physiotherapy Clinic based at Sheffield Hallam University and actively provides placement opportunities for our students at SHU, in addition to lecturing on undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy programmes, where she specialises in the area of MSK and sports rehabilitation Kathryn also has experience of teaching a wide range of professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, paramedics, nurses and sports scientists.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation
Injury reduction profiling and pre-habilitation


College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences


BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice


Completing MSc Advancing Professional Practice

Other activities

Squad Physiotherapist RFU England Women's Rugby

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