Alec Rickard

Academic profile

Mr Alec Rickard

Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

About Alec

I am currently the programme lead for the MPhysio (Hons) Physiotherapy programme, having previously led the BSc (Hons) programme. I have also previously been the admissions and year-1 stage tutor for many years, plus I am also the academic liaison person for Plymouth University's validated courses at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCNO), London. I have experience of multi- and inter-disciplinary teaching and support of students from various other programmes, including the MSc Advanced Professional Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing programmes and also previously acted as programme lead for the DipHE in Operating Department Practice.

In addition to teaching, I also continue to support health professions students on clinical placement and undergraduate and postgraduate research. I am regularly involved with extra curricular and outreach activities, which has previously included organising the physiotherapy service at the Plymouth Half Marathon and the pilot Occupational Health Physiotherapy Clinic for University staff.
I have also undertaken various other roles within the University, such as a member of the Professional Issues Committee of the Faculty of Health and been the Faculty's representative on the Recruitment and Admissions Committee and the Qualifications sub-group, assisting in the guidance for the adoption of new qualifications and Disclosure and Barring Service processes. 
Prior to joining the University, I worked in various positions as a physiotherapist in the NHS, specialising in the management of chronic pain and developing an Extended Scope Practitioner role within a local Pain Clinic.


BSc (Hons) /MPhysio (Hons) / MSc pre-registration Physiotherapy
 - Module lead for various module over the years, including Anatomy & Physiology, Applied Movement Science and Movement in Health and Disease 
 - teaching/facilitating: Muscoloskeletal, Complex Case Management and Problem-Based Learning/Enquiry Based Learning  


EOE3414 Sports Injuries

MSc Work and Wellbeing - Module lead WWB503 Facilitating change: the person, work and environment

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Work and Wellbeing) - module lead ADV701 Contemporary Issues in Work and Wellbeing

Masterclasses (condition management/return to work)

Non-medical prescribing/Supplementary Prescribing for Health Professionals (Associate tutor) - level 6 and 7

Contact Alec

InterCity Place, Plymouth Railway Station, North Road East,, Plymouth, PL4 6AB
+44 1752 588850