Miss Alice Inman

Miss Alice Inman

Visiting Specialist

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



I am lecturer within the postgraduate team at the University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School. I am the module lead for two modules on our MSc Global Health; Global Health, and Leadership and Innovation in Practice. 

I have a clinical background as a Chartered Physiotherapist and have travelled and worked in Low and Middle income countries through out my clinical career. I have been based in Higher Education since 2015 and am passionate about supporting others in their knowledge, understanding and experiences of being a healthcare professional overseas. I work clinically as an extended scope physiotherapist with the charity Future Health Africa, who are a member of the University's Global Health Collaborative. I continue my clinical practice in the UK at the Fay Pedler clinic specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

I am a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and a network lead for the Advanced HE connect group 'Authentic Learning for Global Citizenship'


PGCert Academic Practice (Distinction) 2012
MSc Environment & Human Health, University of Exeter (Merit) 2014
PgDip Sports Physiotherapy, University of Cardiff 2002
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham, 1996

Professional membership

Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)

Member of Health and Care Professions Council (PH51634)
Senior Fellow Advance HE

Roles on external bodies

Chair ADAPT; Physiotherapists for Global Health. 

Lead Physiotherapist and Academic Link Future Health Africa

Training Coordinator THET



Teaching interests

I am module lead for two core modules on the MSc Global Health; Global Health, and Leadership and Innovation in Practice.I was the programme lead of the MSc Global Health from May 2016 - April 2021. I am personal tutor to all our students and have a strong track record of excellent communication, support and student feedback.

I also facilitate small group work within the BMBS programme.

I am a sustainability fellow for the University of Plymouth and have an interest in Authentic Learning for Global Citizenship. I co-lead an Advanced HE network with this title.  

Staff serving as external examiners

I have served as an external validator for the MSc Global Health at the University of Winchester. ( due to start September 2021)



Research interests

Global Health Education

Sustainability Education within Medicine & Healthcare

I am the principle investigator with a team researching into how health professionals use the skills learnt on global health engagement back in the NHS. This is with colleagues and sponsored by HEE Global Engagement Directorate. 



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Walpole, S.C., Mortimer, F., Inman, A.C., Braithwaite, I., Thompson, T. (2015) Explor-ing emerging learning needs: A UK-wide consultation on environmental sustainabilitylearning objectives for medical education. International Journal of Medical Education6: 191-200

Thompson, T., Walpole, S., Braithwaite, I., Inman, A,. Barna, S., Mortimer, F. (2014)Learning outcomes for sustainable health care. Lancet 384 (9958): 1924-1925

Spowart L, Inman AC, Hardy LJ & Dillon MJ (2024) 'How to facilitate NHS professionals to recognise and use skills gained from global health engagement when back in the UK workforce? A participatory action research project to design, pilot and evaluate a series of online leadership workshops' BMJ Open 14, (3) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Walpole SC, Mortimer F, Inman A, Braithwaite I & Thompson T (2015) 'Exploring emerging learning needs: a UK-wide consultation on environmental sustainability learning objectives for medical education' International Journal of Medical Education 6, 191-200 Publisher Site , DOI
Conference Papers

Advanced HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2.7. 2019. "Locally Global" - Immersive teaching of global health in a local context. 

Presentations and posters

Inman, A., Barna, S., Thompson, T., Walpole, S., Braithwaite, I., Mortimer, F. (2014)Collaborative Curriculum Development: Preparing medical students to lead a sustainable healthcare system. Poster. HEA Awards, Disseminating Innovative Practice 1.5.14

Other Publications



Inman, A. (2013) In Perspective – Cold Comfort. Frontline 19(5) www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/perspective-cold-comfort



Conferences organised

University of Plymouth International Global Health Conference: Reciprocal Benefits of Global Health Partnerships. 24th May 2019

Other academic activities

I have previously worked as a lecturer/ module lead with The Learning Institute on their Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care. I was the module lead for the 30 credit Level 5 Applied Biology module and short listed for a STAR award by the students in 2017.

Additional information

I am an avid outdoors enthusiast. When not am work and probably to be found out on the sea in my little blue boat, or walking my dog on Dartmoor. 

I continue as the lead physiotherapist for Future Health Africa and love volunteering my skills in Kenya.  


University of Plymouth Global Health Collaborative