Research and Clinical Physiotherapist
I have a split role as a research and clinical physiotherapist.
My research role includes finding suitable studies and then recruiting to and running the studies. My clinical role involves assessing and treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 and now work in musculoskeletal outpatients. I initially joined the Solent Research Department in 2013 and was then lucky enough to get a place on a Masters in Clinical Research which I did 2014-2015 and then re-joined the Research Department in 2016.
Why I love my job
I have a 50/50 split clinical and research role so enjoy the variety of my job. I love meeting different people and it’s great to be able to offer treatments to them via studies that might not usually be available to them. I feel privileged to be part of the research team and to contribute to current and future evidence-based practice.
More about me
I actually enjoy exercise! I do a bit of running, cycling, Pilates, yoga and spinning.
Current projects/research studies
NERVES – Nerve root block versus surgery for patients with sciatica
Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity in Osteoarthritis
ART - Ankle Recovery Trial for patients post ankle fracture surgery
EULAR PRO – Measures of work productivity for people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis
FinCH – Falls in Care Homes