Mrs Kath Donohue
Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Education)
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme. I have collaborated in the successful re-validation of the BSc programme and the successful development and approval of the Integrated Masters programme (MPhysio (Hons) Physiotherapy). I am responsible for day to day running and delivery of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme, through programme leadership, module leadership and staff development. I therefore ensure that the delivery is undertaken in accordance with the professional requirements of our regulatory body, the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and our professional body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), alongside the quality assurance and regulatory requirements of the University of Plymouth (UoP).
MSc in Applied Professional Practice (Generic).
On my return to my native South West I undertook a clinical specialist role with the Plymouth Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service and Outpatient Respiratory Service, before moving more formally across into academia at the UoP.
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP), 1991
Registered Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), 1991
Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis (ACPCF)
Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) and South West Rep
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. (HEA), 2015
Module teacher and module leader on a number of cardio-respiratory modules, both undergraduate and post-graduate. My special interests lie within Cystic Fibrosis and long-term respiratory conditions.
I supervise student research projects at both UG and PG levels.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
- The impact of thoracic kyphosis on lung function in patients with Parkinson's Disease
- Exercise prescription and the transition process in UK Cystic Fibrosis services
Poster presentation of "Factors influencing engagement with web-based self-management strategies in patients with Cystic Fibrosis: a Systematic Review" at the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference, June 2019.
Reports & invited lectures
Southwest Rep of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care