Research Fellow - Researcher in Residence (RiR)
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
As a researcher and physiotherapist my area of interest is supporting physical activity in people with neurological conditions, specifically multiple sclerosis. In my current working life I work three days a week as a research fellow on the PEER CONNECT study https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/primarycare/peer-coaching. In addition I work one day a week at the South West Multiple Sclerosis Centre in Exeter. I have recently completed my PhD, titled Supporting Adherence to Physical Activity in People with Multiple Sclerosis.
2021 PhD by prior published works in health professions.
1998 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. University of Wales College of Medicine
Health and Care Professions Council
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)
Therapists in Multiple Sclerosis (TiMS)
Roles on external bodies
Member of the international MoXFo (moving exercise research forward in MS) initiative trial design group
I have experience of planning for, and teaching on, the Undergraduate Physiotherapy Programme at University of Plymouth which has included;
- tutorials; multiple sclerosis module; stroke module; evidence based practice
- supervision of final year students during data collection for their research project
- visiting students on clinical placement.
- VNG assessment as part of a Masters module teaching session on vestibular system assessment.
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