School of Health and Society
Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy FT
My professional background is as a Chartered Physiotherapist, gaining my initial professional qualifications (Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy) and MSc at Salford. I initially worked in general Physiotherapy practice before spending a year working in Australia in 1990. On my return to the UK I took up a specialist post in Paediatrics where I developed my interest in gait and orthotic management.
I started working as a full time Lecturer at the University of Salford in January 1999. I became the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2001, initially for the part time route and later for the full time cohorts, a position I still hold to date. I also held the post of co-director for several years which involved management of the staff team, finances and activity of the department.
I have completed 3 programme review and re-approval events including the programme delivered under a franchise arrangement at the University of Central Lancashire.
I am involved in the development and delivery of Gait analysis services for children in the Greater Manchester area. Performing weekly sessions for children with gait impairment mainly arising from Cerebral Palsy.
I have completed a 4 year External Examiner tenure at Sheffield Hallam University.
My main teaching responsibilities are on the UG physiotherapy programme especially in level 4 and 6. My areas of specialist teaching are in movement assessment/ analysis, gait, biomechanics, reflective practice, professional development and paediatrics.
I also contribute to teaching and assessment for post graduate programmes and other undergraduate programmes.
I have supervised MSc project work and have been a member of supervisory teams for PhD students at the University.
I am interested in the area of pedagogical research particularly in relation to the assessment, feedback and technology.
I have an interest in biomechanics and gait in children with cerebral palsy.
- Post Graduate Diploma Physiotherapy
- MSc Health Practice
- Post Graduate Diploma Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Registered with the Health and Social Care Professions Council
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy