Mrs Rachel Dennett
Research Fellow (Research Therapist)
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
As a researcher and clinical 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 and one day a week on the VeRMiS study https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/vermis. In addition I work clinically one day a week at the South West Multiple Sclerosis Centre in Exeter providing individual physiotherapy and group exercise sessions for people with multiple sclerosis. I am close to submitting my PhD thesis, titled Supporting Adherence to Physical Activity in People with Multiple Sclerosis for examination.
2016- 2021 working towards PhD by prior published works in health professions. Planned submission September 2021.
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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