Linda Hollingworth

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room C719

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Current positions

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.

Research Interests

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.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 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