Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in Children's Orthopaedics, I have worked in Leeds since 2013 after graduating Leeds Metropolitan [Beckett] University with first class honours. I am currently working as a clinical academic with my clinical base at Leeds Children's Hospital as part of the Children's Physiotherapy team and my academic base at Chapel Allerton Hospital at Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds. I am currently completing a HEE/NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship which secured 2 years of funding to spend 50% of my time developing a doctoral fellowship project and application.
Prior to entering the world of Children's physiotherapy I worked with adults and as part of my HEE/NIHR funded MSc Clinical Research Methods I completed a research study to evaluate the reliability of an outcome measure in patients who had recently undergone brain surgery. My interest in this matter laid within the unknown usefulness/effectiveness of pre-existing measures in populations that have no current 'gold-standard'. This, in essence, led me to my current research area focus in which I aim to assess the effectiveness of non-surgical intervention for patients with Perthes disease when compared with surgical management, for which there is currently no standardised outcome measure. More information on Perthes disease is available here
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
- MSc Clinical Research Methods
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine