Christine Parker

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton C717

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


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.

Research Interests

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