Peter Hanley

Peter C Hanley

Part-time Senior Lecturer-Practitioner Physiotherapy


I combine the roles of a part-time Senior Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University Physiotherapy Department with an Extended Practitioner role for the South West Yorkshire Partnership Trust. In addition I am part of the team who look after Sheffield Tigers RUFC. My areas of specialist interest are manual therapy, musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation.


I qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 1993. For the past 22 years I have undertaken a variety of roles within the NHS musculoskeletal physiotherapy. From 2004 I have worked part-time as an Extended Scope Practitioner for South West Yorkshire Partnership Trust. A post which continues to be both enjoyable and challenging on a daily basis.

In January 2005 I joined the physiotherapy team at Sheffield Hallam University as a part- time Senior Lecturer, completing my Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2008.

Over the previous 10 years I have had a number of roles and responsibilities within the physiotherapy team, including module leader for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

I have been fortunate to teach a range of professions, including occupational therapists, paramedics, nurses and sports scientists. In recent years I have been privileged to be given the opportunity to experience teaching in international environment, including Egypt and Kuwait with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

I have been a member of the physiotherapy team who look after Sheffield Tigers RUFC since 2000 - a role which combines my love of sport with the intricacies and complexities of physiotherapy within the field of sport medicine.

Specialist areas of interest

Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Manual Therapy


College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences


BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy

BSc. (Hons) Occupational Physiotherapy
BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

BSc.(Hons) Sports Technology
MSc. Advancing Physiotherapy Practice


Conference papers

Berry, T., Barnes, A., Hanley, P., & Wheat, J. (2014). Effect of pain on hip and knee kinematics during a prolonged run in female runners with patellofemoral pain syndrome. In XXXIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport, Johnson City, Tennessee, 12 July 2014 - 16 July 2014.

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