Helen Carruthers

Helen Carruthers

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

  • Allerton C706
  • T: 0161 295 0034
  • E: H.Carruthers@salford.ac.uk


I have been a Lecturer of Physiotherapy at the University of Salford since February 2008.  I am mainly involved in teaching and assessment for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, although I have contributed to some MSc modules.  I have roles in the Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy team including module leader, year tutor and admissions tutor for the part-time BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme.  Prior to working here, I was a physiotherapist at Salford Royal Foundation Trust where I specialised in the physiotherapy care and management of people with chronic respiratory conditions. 


I am involved in the teaching across the broad curriculum of the physiotherapy undergraduate degree, mainly in the topics of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and the strategies used to assess and manage challenging situations.

Research Interests

I am involved and interested in research projects concerning the use of High-fidelity Patient Simulation in the undergraduate physiotherapy programme as preparation for graduate employment.  As part of my MSc dissertation, I investigated the experience of living with Bronchiectasis.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PGCert in Academic Practice
  • MSc Respiratory Physiotherapy
  • HECert in Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Pieri Davies, S. and Carruthers, H. (2013) Adult spontaneous and conventional mechanical ventilation, in Porter, S. [ed] Tidy’s Physiotherapy, (2013) 15th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, London