I graduated with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 1992.
I have mainly worked in Trusts in Salford and Liverpool and am currently a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist in Rheumatology at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. I joined the staff of Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2002 and completed my Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Manchester in 2003. I moved to MMU at the opening of the physiotherapy department in 2004.
I share the role of Physiotherapy Placement Lead, coordinating and developing excellence in placement learning for undergraduate and pre-registration students and have contributed to the development of a multi-professional practice educator programme. I also teach across the curriculum, particularly in areas with a musculoskeletal focus, including pain and physical activity in health.
My current areas of interest are the student's experience of placement learning, the service user's experience of working with physiotherapy students and of their health care. I have a longstanding interest in the management of patients with rheumatological conditions.
2013 "Does Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy (Therapies) Still Have a Role In the management of inflammatory arthritis (IA) with the emergence of biologics and treat to target protocols?" Rheumatology
2013 Conference (with A. Richards & Walker)
2010 "Patients' Opinions Matter: Using a Patient Focus Group to Develop Therapy Services" Rheumatology
2010 Conference (with A. Richards)
2009 "A multiagency comprehensive rehabilitation programme for patients with fibromyalgia" Rheumatology
2009 Conference (with A. Richards and A. Yohannes) Winner of BHPR clinical prize
2003 "Hand function in patients with patients with Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis and Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis" Rheumatology 2003 Conference
2002 "Rehabilitation for patients with symptomatic vertebral osteoporosis" European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, Barcelona (with G.Loghan)
I am an elected member of Trafford Council and represents Clifford Ward. I sit on Trafford Council Health Scrutiny Committee.