Nicola Spence

Dr Nicola Spence

Programme Leader in MSc Advanced Physiotherapy

  • Allerton
  • T: 0161 295 5000
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Office Times

9.00am - 5.00pm most days

Mondays and Thursdays in term time varies between 9.00am - 7.30pm


Worked at the University since 1999, prior to this worked as a clinical physiotherapist for 8 years.

Still undertakes clinical activities

Works to support students with support needs within the direcotrate of Physiotherapy


Teaching on undergraduate programs in Physiotherapy. Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Midwifery and Prosthetics & Orthotics

Key Modules include current issues in health, studies in complex rehabilitation and introduction to collabrorative practice at an undergraduate level

Masters level teach on the advancing physiotherapy  MSc leading the clinical diagnostics module

Research Interests

Research interests in neurological physiotherapy

Interested in outcome measure particularly quality of life and PROMs patient reported outcome measures

Main areas of expertise is in conducting systematic reviews

Qualifications and Memberships

MCSP member of the chartered society of physiotherapy

SRP state registered practitioner

HCPC health care professions council registered

MSc in health practice

PhD examining quality of life in stroke


Ashworth scale

Systematic review of quality of life measures in stroke