SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From September 2011 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
From January 2001 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

I am currently employed as a full time lecturer within the School of Health and Society.    I am joint  Programme Leader for the MSc Advanced Physiotherapy Programme  and lead modules within the  MSc Advanced Physiotherapy.  I teach across a ramge of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, manual therapy, exercise therapy. clinical reasoning and exrtended scope practice and research methods. I sopervise a range of postgraduate masters dissertations including physiotherapy nursing,medical and surgical  professionals. I am  a seniior fellow of the higher education academy..

 My clinical experience includes working as a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within the NHS for 13 years and I enjoyed my role as a clinical specialist orthopaedic practitioner role in diagnostics and triage of spinal conditions. I have been employed as 1st team Physiotherapist within professional premier league rugby for 4 years and was lucky enough to go to Wembley in the Challenge cup final of1994 with Widnes Rugby Laeague Team. I have worked for the last 18 years within Physiotherapy Private Practice and  as an APPI Pilates inxtructor to keep my clinical practice up to date and embed  clinical practice and research into my teaching practice.

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Conference Presentations
Abstract Oral Poster Background: Two final year post graduate modules were developed to replace the traditional dissertation to address the inter professional clinically orientated learning requirements of MSc Advanced Practice ... more >>.

An overview of achieving clinical competencies via a number of different methods including portfolio developmet, clinical skills logs, assessed clinical cases within the workplace and a range of written and viva examinationsmore >>.


Key strategic reviews undertaken by the Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority established a need to develop health and social care Advanced Practitioners who  fit for award, fit for practice and fit for purpose. In... more >>.


The paper aims to

  • Describe how the Learning Facilitators support the AP in training.
  • Act as an advocate for the AP
  • Provide quality assurance of work based assessment
  • ... more >>.

This paper aims to present an overview of how clinical Learning Facilitators to Advanced Practice Students on an interprofessional masters programme are supported within the clinical environment.


To determine the effects of a back rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic LBP on disability, pain, functional tests, anxiety and depresion and locus of control.