Senior lecturer in Physiotherapy responsible for developing, delivering and assessing the musculoskeletal aspects of the Physiotherapy curriculum (BSc, MSc Pre registration). Also, deliver Professional Practice, Health and Social Care and research modules. Year 3 tutor for the BSc Physiotherapy programme and personal tutor to students across Physiotherapy and Acupuncture programmes/levels.
Joint programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Acupuncture. Also, teach and assess anatomy, Physiology and professional issues in relation to the acupuncture programme. Member of the council for heads of acupuncture courses across the UK.
Qualitative research exploring aspects such as transition, professional identity and academic socialisation. The experiences of Physiotherapy lecturers moving from clinical practice into academia.
Pedagogical research into the use of Peer assessment, formative assessment on the Undergraduate Physiotherapy Programme. Pedagogical research into the use of podcasts to enhance the teaching and learning of manual therapy skills in the Physiotherapy curriculum.
Hurst, K.M. (2010) Experiences of new physiotherapy lecturers making the shift from clinical practice into academia. Physiotherapy, 96 (3), pp. 240–247