Dr Liz Candy

Dr Liz Candy

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)



Qualified as a physiotherapist from the United Birmingham School of Physiotherapy, worked initially in London at Guys, Greenwich District, and the London Hospitals, then moved to Bedford, Addenbrookes and the West Suffolk hospitals before working in the community for Mid Anglia NHS Trust. I specialised in musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy when starting work at Ipswich Hospital as an advanced practitioner (ESP) and then moved to Wales to work for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2006 as  Consultant MSK Physiotherapist before joining the team here at Plymouth in March 2016.

Both my  MSc (2001) and PhD (2009) were undertaken at the University of East Anglia and the Diploma in soft tissue and joint injection therapy from the University of Nottingham 2001

Professional membership

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Key publications are highlighted

Candy E, Haworth-Booth S & Knight-Davis M 2015 'Review of the Effectiveness of a Consultant Physiotherapy-Led Musculoskeletal Interface Team: A Welsh Experience' Musculoskeletal Care 14, (3) 185-191 , DOI PEARL
Morgan J, Hopkins W, Acreman S, Jewell K, Garwood L & Candy E 2014 'What does professionalism look like? Attitudes and behaviours derived from a Delphi Study' Nursing Management PEARL
Candy EA, Farewell D, Jerosch-Herold C, Shepstone L, Watts RA & Stephenson RC 2012 'Effect of a high-density foam seating wedge on back pain intensity when used by 14 to 16-year-old school students: a randomised controlled trial' Physiotherapy 98, (4) 300-306 , DOI PEARL
Candy E, Watts R & Shepstone L 2004 'Does the introduction of a simple wedge to school seating reduce adolescent back pain?' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 11, (10) 462-466 , DOI PEARL