I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1978. I work clinically until 1985. I was employed then as a student lecturer at the Polytechnic of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on the physiotherapy programme until 1986 when I completed my teaching qualification from Jordanhill college (Dip TP).I was then employed as a lecturer and then senior lecturer in the same institution. I taught on other programmes and had responsibility for updating the anatomy teaching and the electrotherapy teaching. I did teach other subject areas. I was involved in helping write the programme that became the BSc in Physiotherapy (until then it was an UG diploma award). I was responsible for teaching electrotherapy to Remedial Gymnasts to enable them to be upgraded to physiotherapists.
I then returned to clinical practice as a senior physiotherapist in 1990-91
I returned to teaching in 1997 at the university of Salford as a lecturer on the physiotherapy programme.I have taught on all levels of UG study but mainly on the musculo-skeletal content. I have been module leader for a number of modules at UG and PG levels. I was admissions tutor and then exams officer. I was involved in developing the new programme development that involved completely re-writing 2 modules. I have been involved in subsequent programme developments. I have personal tutor responsibility on the UG programme.
I became programme leader for the MSc Advancing Physiotherapy in 2011. As well as the administrative and managerial responsibilities I also have a high input into the teaching and assessment of the programme. I have responsibility for the Dissertation module and was the module leader for the Clinical Diagnostic module (until this year). I have responsibility for being personal tutor to the overseas students and have a role in overseas recruitment. I am admissions tutor and exams officer for this programme and am responsible for the external examiner process.
I completed a PG diploma in Biomechanics some years ago.
I am involved in collaborative research into pain management with some clinical colleagues at a local NHS hospital. This is stillin its planning stage but it is anticipated that this will runn over a number of years.
I have attended numerous PG courses over my career and try to keep up with latest musculo-skeletal developments within physiotherapy.
Mainly musculo-skeletal content of the UG and PG physiotherapy programmes.
I also teach on the research methods content of the UG and PG programmes.
Musculo-skeletal spinal and sacro-iliac management and assessment
Qualifications and Memberships
Grad Dip TP
PG Dip Biomechanics
Shoulder joint tests