Miss Claire Hornsby

Miss Claire Hornsby

Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Education)

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

lecturer on musculoskeletal and cardiorepsiratory teams
Scheme lead for MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Health and Social Care professions)
member of the clinical placement team
academic link for franchised physiotherapy programme in Athens


Trained at Bath School of Physiotherapy qualifying in 1994. Worked as a Junior Physiotherapist in Plymouth in a wide variety of rotations before developing an interest in the musculoskeletal field. Senior II rotations in Sheffield and Exeter, working in Outpatients, Trauma, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Hydrotherapy. My most recent post was as a Senior 1 physiotherapist working in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Professional membership

chartered society of physiotherapy
hydrotherapy association of chartered physiotherapists

Teaching interests

Currently involved with supporting students in the clinical environment and teaching on the musculoskeletaland cardiorespiratory teams. My Main topics of interest are Trauma and Hydrotherapy.
 Within my role as year 3 Tutor I also have a great interest in career development and preparation for the outside world!

Staff serving as external examiners

I am currently an external examiner for the BSc Physiotherapy programme at Robert Gordon university Aberdeen

Research interests

Have undertaken research in hydrotherapy and been awarded a teaching fellowship to investigate student experiences of problem based learning.

Currently undertaking qualitative research exploring people's experiences of Eau Chi


  • Hornsby, C. (2016) How can physiotherapists facilitate long- term adherence to aquatic exercise? Aqualines 28 (2) pp 13-17