Physiotherapist and senior lecturer. Health foundation year lead.
I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Liverpool University in 1999. Following junior rotations I specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for several years, later specialising in paediatric physiotherapy. I continued to work in the NHS as a paediatric physiotherapist until 2017. In 2013 I took up the position of lecturer/practitioner/service manager in clinical gait analysis, working alongside Professor Richard Baker. This role involved managing the Salford University Clinical Gait Analysis Service in addition to research and teaching (mainly postgraduate) duties.
In 2017, following a re-organisation of the clinical gait analysis research theme, I moved from the Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy to the Directorate of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Podiatry where I now spend more time teaching at undergraduate level.
As a passionate educator and health care professional, teaching and research are based around the value of clinical gait analysis to the management of patients with motor dysfunction and the role of orthotics in enhancing physiotherapy management.