I gained both my BSc and MSc degrees in physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University and have been lecturing within the department since 2018. My current practitioner role involves management of the SHU physiotherapy clinic services, including being the lead Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme physiotherapist and overseeing our clinical MSc studentship programme. I am passionate about developing our student community engagement portfolio which has led to extra-curricular opportunities for students to apply and increase their knowledge, skills and employability during their training.
I specialise in musculoskeletal practice and sports injury management having worked with a range of sporting disciplines from amateur to international level athletes throughout my career, and hold a PG-Dip in sports physical therapy from the International Olympic Committee. Alongside this I represented Sheffield Hallam on a regular BBC radio Sheffield segment discussing a range of related musculoskeletal topics as well as at external sporting events supervising Sheffield Hallam students.
I have designed and delivered education across undergraduate, degree apprenticeship, pre and post registration MSc physiotherapy during my academic role. I have also held or currently hold roles as module lead, course lead for an international cohort, academic advisor, manual handling trainer and clinical educator.
My special interests lay in the management and education of lower limb musculoskeletal sporting injuries and relative energy deficiency in the female athlete. My further research interest is in the role and utility of of cross-education within musculoskeletal rehabilitation.