Anna Anderson

Anna Anderson


I am a physiotherapist and gained experience in a wide range of clinical settings prior to joining the University of Leeds as a Research Associate in 2018. My main role involves working on a feasibility study investigating peer mentorship for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis. In addition, I am leading a qualitative study exploring patients' views of ankle replacement and ankle fusion surgery.

I completed a Health Education England Integrated Clinical Academic Internship whilst working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2016. I have also been involved in undertaking systematic reviews and surveys.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in musculoskeletal conditions and health promotion. I currently help manage a MSK: Public Health and Prevention community of practice, which aims to help health professionals develop their understanding of musculoskeletal disorders as a public health issue and share best pratice in this area. I am also interested in how digital interventions can be used to promote self-management and help people prepare for surgery.


  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BA (Hons) Preclinical Veterinary Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy