Dr Stuart Porter

School of Health & Society

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Contact Details

Room C702 Allerton Building Frederick Road Campus Salford Manchester M66PU
075 304 79177

Current positions



I graduated as a chartered physiotherapist in 1987 and undertook 13 years clinical practice in rheumatology and orthopaedics. I have been a Lecturer at the University of Salford Manchester since 1997. My areas of expertise are patient assessment and management, ethics, and physiotherapy management of adults and children, rheumatology and orthopaedics. I lecture on patient care and management, anatomy, orthopaedics, patient assessment, research methods and ethics. From 1990-1993 I was the Physiotherapist to the Women’s Football “Lioness” squad and in 2009 was the first person awarded the teaching excellence prize at my university.

I have written ten textbooks that are translated into Eleven Languages. These include a core reference book, a dictionary, and books on research methods, psychology in physiotherapy and soft tissue injuries. I am a publishing consultant for Elsevier publishers Oxford.

I hold a PhD in exercise behaviour in rheumatology, specifically Ankylosing Spondylitis- a Seronegative inflammatory spinal disease. I am visiting lecturer at the Universidade Paulista, Sao Paulo. Brazil. I am a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have been an external examiner at the University of East London, The University of Bradford, and the University of Liverpool. I also examine new academics in their PgCAP studies. I am a registered expert witness registered with the Medico Legal association of Chartered physiotherapists. I am the external examiner for the PGDip/MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy. University of Liverpool.

Areas of Research

My PhD is in rheumatology- specifically ankylosing spondylitis. I examine PhDs internally and externally and am a member of the Ethics review panel. I also act as a publishing consultant for Elsevier publishers.

Selected PhD Examinerships

i. Shujuan. Li. Use of 3-Dimensional visualisation in Ankylosing Spondylitis.
ii. John Radcliffe. The use of psychology within strength and conditioning
iii. Alya Bdawi Acromio-Humeral Distance; its Reliability, and Influence of Scapular Position
iv. Adel Almangoush – ‘Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of people with knee Injuries in Egypt: a comparative study with Outcomes from the UK’
v. Faisal Alenezi – ‘Relationship between lower extremity alignment in the frontal plane and muscular strength during athletic tasks’
vi. University of Huddersfield Carley Turner From intensive care to home: a Constructivist Grounded Theory of patient and family experiences of early recovery at home Feb 2022
vii. Hofmann Candice. Comparisons of countermovement jump and isokinetic performance in youth athletes: Maturation and early sport specialisation considerations. State University New York. Upstate Medical. USA.

Areas of Supervision

as an external examiner only


i. 2009 winner of the first ever teaching excellence award for the School of Health Care.
ii. 2010 nominated for the Times Higher Education Award of Most Innovative Teacher of the Year. Professions for outstanding contribution to teaching and the student learning experience.
iii. 2015 nominated best teacher and post graduate supervisor.
iv. 2016 nominated best teacher.
v. 2017 nominated best teacher.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP)

    2010 - 2013
  • PhD

    2000 - 2009
  • BSc Hons

    1990 - 1993
  • Physiotherapy

    1984 - 1987