Christine Parker

School of Health and Society

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Current positions

Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Vocational Rehabilitation


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 and has significant experience in primary care, supporting those with complex long term conditions using a biopsychosocial approach, and 10 years working in an interdisciplinary chronic pain management team.

As well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, Christine has had a key role in driving forward research and commercial initiatives in the College, including the development of the Wellness Works initiative for occupational and vocational rehabilitation, and she is currently leading on the development of an accreditation for non-credit bearing CPD: the University of Salford's Quality CPD accreditation product.

Christine is a member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association, being the immediate past Vice Chair, and is on the Management Board for the newly formed Institute for Registered Case Managers.


  • Physiotherapy
  • Work, health and wellbeing
  • Pain management
  • Long term conditions
  • Biopsychosocial model
  • Reflective practice
  • Work based learning
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Case management

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