Christine joined the School of Health Sciences in 2005 after a year as a lecturer practitioner. She has over 20 years of experience working in both the NHS and the private sector as a physiotherapist. Her most recent clinical practise was in interdisciplinary chronic pain management.
Christine has a key role in driving forward new commercial initiatives in the College, with an operational management role in Wellness Works: a cross-college initiative to deliver commercial services as part of a contemporary model of occupational health, vocational rehabilitation and wellbeing in the workplace. She is a Trustee for the Vocational Rehabilitation Association, for whom she also chairs the Professional Development Commitee and sits on the standards development group.
Mangement of long term conditions in a bio-psychosocial model; chronic pain problems and interdisciplinary practise; psychological strategies in physiotherapy practise; work and health; vocational rehabilitation.
Vocational rehabilitation; workplace health; sickeness absence management; physiotherapy in vocational rehabilitation; pain management.
Qualifications and Memberships
2010: National Certificate in Workplace Mediation (Distinction) [OCN; TCM; University of Salford]
2006-2007: Post Grad Cert in Higher Education Practise and Research (Distinction) [University of Salford]
1999-2001: MSc Practice Development: Pain Management (Distinction) [University of Central Lancashire]
1995-1996: Certificate in Managing Health Services [Institute of Health Services Management & The Open University]
1977-1980: Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Distinction *3) [Withington School of Physiotherapy]
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Physiotherapy Pain Association
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics
- Vocational Rehabilitation Association
- UK Rehabilitation Council
- Registered with the Health Professions Council
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy