Who am I?
Who am I?
I have been working as an academic for over 14 years. I love learning and teaching. I also like cricket and technology.
Why do I teach?
My passion for learning and teaching started at a very young age. I always felt the best way for me to learn was to be involved in teaching. I like to engage my students through interesting content, technology and most importantly humour. I try to make sessions fun for my students. Most importantly, I learn something new from my students almost every day.
Words of wisdom
A happy mind is open to new ideas.
How I’ll teach you
I plan my sessions to make them interactive and fun for you.In my lectures, I like to use visual contents and elements of surprise. Being a physiotherapist, I also like demonstrating hands on skills for patient management. Be ready to teach your colleges in my sessions!
Academic and professional qualifications
I completed my undergraduate degree in physiotherapy in India in the year 2000 from a premiere National Institute (SVNIRTAR, Cuttack) in the field of rehabilitation. In 2003, I completed my Master’s degree in Sports Physiotherapy from Guru Nanak Dev University, India. In 2011, I completed my second Master’s degree in Academic Practice from Manchester Metropolitan University. I am currently continuing an MBA degree.
After gaining my professional qualification, I worked as a physiotherapist in a teaching hospital in India (MGM Medical College and M Y Hospital, Indore). I took a break from my career to undertake a full time Masters Degree. During this period, I had the opportunity of working with elite sports persons in India for over a year as a part of the degree. Following this, I worked as a clinician, Lecturer and an Assistant professor in different clinical and academic set-ups in India. Prior to joining MMU in 2006, I was working as the Vice Principal of School of Physiotherapy in MGM medical College, Indore. My roles included clinical practice, teaching and administration of the physiotherapy college.
Other academic service (administration and management)
I am currently an exams officer on the undergraduate programme and I am responsible for development of the virtual learning environment (VLE) for different units within the programme. I am also an international admissions tutor for the postgraduate programmes in physiotherapy.
I speak English, Hindi, Urdu and Odiya (A local dialect in India)
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports Injury management, Physiotherapy in Neurology?
Physiotherapy facinated me when I was seventeen and it still facinates me because of its variety, skills, and the opportunity to interact with people meaningfully. If you a social person who likes to make a positive difference to people's lives, physiotherapy may be for you. It gives me great satisfaction when I see the difference I have made to someone's life using my skills as a physiotherapist.
I teach the following moduneles on the BSc Hons. Physiotherapy programme
- Anatomy Kinesiology & Physiology - First Year
- Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Upper Quadrant (MSK1)- First Year
- Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions (N1)- First Year
- Physiotherapy Management 2 Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Lower Quadrant (PM2 MSK)- Second Year
- Physiotherapy Management 2 Neurological Conditions of the Lower Quadrant (PM2 N)- Second Year
- Evidence Based Practice- Sports Injury Management (EBP-Sports)- Final year
- Research methods- All three years
I teach on both Msc Pre-reg and MSc post reg physiotherapy programmes on Musculoskeletal units. I also teach on the leadership and management units.
Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)
I have supervised several postgraduate students with their dissertations.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
My research interests are learning teachnology, international student experience, quantative gait analysis,leadership and business management . The following are my research output.
Confererence Papers and Dissertations:
Mishra, S. (2003a) 'Gait analysis in adult flexible flat foot.' In Indian association of sports medicine silver jubilee congress. Amritsar:
Mishra, S. (2003b) Immediate effect of three orthotic components on vertical ground reaction force and gait properties in adult flexible flatfoot. Master in Sports Physiotherapy. Guru Nanak Dev University.
Mishra, S. (2011a) Development and Evaluation of Video Podcasts as a Resource for Teaching and Learning Physiotherapy Skills : A Project Based on Action Research. Master in Arts in Academic Practice. Manchester Metropolitan University.
Mishra, S. (2011b) 'The use of video podcast to support learningof musculoskeletal physiotherapy skills.' In 4th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Tuscany. Hogan, J.: p. 57.
Mishra, S. and Prabhu, N. (2011) "Podagogy": Developing video podcast for teaching and learning. Manchester: Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Mishra, S., Hindle, J. and Hurst, K. (2015) 'Development and evaluation of manual therapy video podcast as a resource for teaching and learning physiotherapy skills.' In World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress. Singapore:
Mohanty, P., Pattanaik, M., Mishra, S. and Fatoye, F. (2015) 'Effectiveness of manual therapy in spondylolysthesis.' In World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress. Singapore:
Mishra, S. (2017a) 'Role of digital technology in creating disruptive innovations in learning & teaching.' In Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2017. Manchester: Faculty of HPSC, Manchester Metropolitan University
Mishra, S. (2017b) 'The use of Kahoot quiz in lectures as a formative assessment tool.' In Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2017. Manchester: Faculty of HPSC, Manchester Metropolita University
Mishra, S. and Hurst, K. M. (2017) 'The development, embedding and evaluation of video podcasts for the learning and teaching of musculoskeletal Physiotherapy clinical skills.' In Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2017. Manchester: Faculty of HPSC, Manchester Metropolitan University
Mishra, S. and Yeowell, G. (2017) 'International students’ perspective of postgraduate physiotherapy (taught) programme.' In Annual Learning & Teaching Conference 2017,. Manchester: Faculty of HPSC, Manchester Metropolitan University
Mishra, S., Prabhu, N. and Williams, S. (2017) 'Development and evaluation of a multiple-choice question (MCQ) summative assessment using moodle.' In Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2017. Manchester: Faculty of HPSC, Manchester Metropolitan University
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Membership of professional associations
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council, UK. I am a member of the the Chartered Sociatey of Physiotherapists (CSP, UK). I am also a student member of the Association of MBA and Chartered Management Institute (CMI, UK)