I am a research physiotherapist within the research delivery team
I support the running of research studies in Solent. I help to offer adults the opportunity to be part of a research study particularly for people with a neurological background including Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke. I coordinate training for the research delivery team and the wider Research and Improvement training programme, to encourage people to develop skills for running research in Solent NHS Trust.
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 and I have been fortunate to have worked across London, the South coast and also in the Midlands. I have a varied background in the NHS and independent sectors, in large acute trusts and also in the community. I completed an MSc in 2010 and I joined Solent research team in 2014.
Why I love my job
I enjoy the variety of my job from being able to treat a person in their own home through to our clinical environments, as well as working alongside many different types of services. I am passionate about championing the role of physiotherapy in a research environment.
More about me
When I’m not in work, I typically spend time running and cycling and planning my next travelling experience!
Current projects/research studies
Predicting Language Outcome & Recovery after Stroke- recruiting
Vision in Parkinson's Disease - recruiting
Parkinsons Families Project - recruiting
Carriage rates and antibiotic resistance of bacteria in a community- recruited completed
Intrathecal Baclofen Study- recruitment completed
MS Register- awaiting set-up
A Feasibility Study monitoring the respiratory status of participants receiving or scheduled to receive Intrathecal Baclofen- 2018 awaiting publication
The experience of people with Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dytrophy in Hydrotherapy – MSc Project