The following are members of staff who teach on the educational provision within the Division of Rehabilitation and contribute to other programmes within the School.
Originally from a clinical background in cardiovascular and respiratory care (CVR) Sara has a particular interest in exploring the use of formative assessment both in university-based and practice-based learning settings which she has been able to feed into her previous Teacher Fellow role at Leeds Met and the Assessment & Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) initiative. Sara is external examiner for an undergraduate physiotherapy and an MSc Rehabilitation programme at 2 other universities, and on the CSP's Register of Visitor Representatives.
Sarah trained as a Physiotherapist at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Since graduation, Sarah has worked in a variety of locations and then completed a Master of Medical Science degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Her MSc research looked into the relationship between the menstrual cycle and musculoskeletal injuries as this is her area of clinical interest. Sarah joined the University of Huddersfield in 2004 having previously lectured on the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree at London Metropolitan University. At present, Sarah is completing a MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and is actively involved in clinical research, where she is looking into patient information following whiplash injury.
Phyl has taught at undergraduate and post-graduate levels for several years, her specialist subjects being Neurology, Human Physiology and Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputations. She is currently undertaking research into student and staff perceptions of computer assisted learning in her work towards gaining a Doctorate in Education (EdD).
Undertaking his training at Leeds, Jonathan has worked throughout both West & North Yorkshire regions. His main clinical
background is that of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and he holds a particular interest in lower limb dysfunctions. His
MSc in Sports & Exercise Management focussed on tendinopathy management. At the University Jonathan has responsibility
for clinical placements, additionally he sits on the school research and ethics panel. At present Jonathan is completing
his MA, looking into the use of video based material and how it influences student learning.
Joanne trained to be an Occupational Therapist at Oxford Brookes University. Previously a team leader for occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. She joined the University in 2005 as a senior lecturer for the occupational therapy course. Joanne has worked within a range of specialities across mental health and physical practice before specialising in the field of rheumatology. At the University Joanne has responsibility for organising student practice placements and providing training and support for practitioners taking students. Joanne is also involved in a national accreditation scheme for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy practice educators, 'APPLE/ACE'. This scheme is a quality initiative enabling practitioners to gain accreditation from the College of Occupational Therapy or Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Joanne is currently working towards an MA in Professional Development.
Sarah graduated from Bristol and worked clinically in the specialities of general surgery & cardiothoracics and more
recently musculoskeletal, continuing to work in private practice currently.
Sarah is currently undertaking an MSc in Sports Injuries & Exercise Management and is conducting research into the McKenzie treatment approach technique.
Sarah joined the department from clinical practice in summer 2006 and has responsibility for the placement documentation and placement website alongside teaching.
Janice joined the university full time in February 2007 coming directly from practice as an occupational therapist locally in Calderdale multi-disciplinary community rehabilitation team. She was previously practice associate two days a week within the division since September 2006. Most of her career has been spent working in Cambridge. She has extensive experience of rehabilitation and housing adaptations for physical disability and of specialist palliative care. She is currently working towards a Masters degree in Health Care Practice at the University of Bradford and her research interest is around the patient's experience of rehabilitation during life limiting illness.
Abigail trained as a Physiotherapist at Leeds Metropolitan University and has recently completed an MSc in Rehabilitation Studies from the University of Bradford, which explored the quantitative measurement of muscle strength in children with cerebral palsy. Her clinical specialism is paediatrics with a particular interest in Neurodisability.
Abigail joined the Division in December 2007 on a part-time basis and she will continue with her current paediatric clinical role.
Alison trained at St.Mary's school of physiotherapy. She has worked prominently in Leeds and has a strong clinical background in neurological rehabilitation. At the university Alison has responsibility for coordinating training for clinicians, in preparation for taking students on placement. She is currently involved in the ACE scheme. This is a national scheme for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to gain accreditation with the CSP and COT as clinical educators. She is working towards a MA in Professional Development.
Jackie's area of expertise within Physiotherapy is Respiratory Care. She worked in a variety of locations before joining the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer. She now works 3 days per week and has additional interest in Interprofessional Education, having completed a MA research dissertation in the field.
James Milligan has a clinical interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in acute hospital and community settings. His
MSc in Health Care Practice investigated issues of professional development, particularly the role of the Extended Scope
Practitioner within physiotherapy and other allied health professions.
He is currently undertaking research at MPhil/PhD level that explores the issues related to accelerated ['fast-track'] pre-registration training courses in physiotherapy.
Joanne was previously a lecturer/practitioner as part of the Learning Disability Research Unit here at the University of Huddersfield. Joanne joined the University staff full time in 2004 to develop and lead the new Occupational Therapy course. Joanne is course leader and admissions tutor for the occupational therapy course.
After working in a range of both physical and mental health settings Joanne specialised in working with people with learning disabilities and has extensive experience of working in a variety of settings both at home and abroad. Joanne has completed her M.Sc in Health Professional Education, carrying out research which explored the use of occupation in secure settings. Current research interests are around transitions from clinicians to educators.
Gill is admissions tutor for the division and leads the Division's research modules. Currently Gill chairs the School committee for computing and information technology. She has a keen interest in computer based learning and has developed materials for physiotherapy and other pathways within the department.
Liz has developed her clinical interest and expertise in the field of learning disabilities where she has been working for the past 11 years. Having developed a taste for academia as a visiting lecturer Liz came to Huddersfield University in June 2007 and is currently working 3 days for the university and 2 days within learning disabilities (Bradford District Care Trust). She is currently undertaking a qualitative research project into the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle for people with a learning disability.
Pam has a varied clinical background with expertise in vascular problems. She has worked within the Trent region and
has previously lectured at Sheffield Hallam University. Her MSc in Physiotherapy involved research into why women are
reluctant to attend hospital based cardiac rehabilitation.
She is currently the admissions tutor for the undergraduate programme and has completed her MA in Professional Development with a thesis regarding the perceptions of the admissions process by sixth form students.