Sue Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and the Postgraduate Lead for Nursing and Physiotherapy in the School of Health and Population Sciences.
Sue contributes to both undergraduate and postgraduate education, with particular interests in anatomy and treatment of musculoskeletal pathology.
PhD, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham 1999.
MSc, Human Biology, Loughborough University of Technology 1985.
Diploma for Teachers of Physiotherapy, Chartered Society Physiotherapy 1982.
Certificate in Education, Wolverhampton Polytechnic 1982.
Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 1975.
After qualifying as a physiotherapist at Withington Hospital, Manchester, Sue worked as a senior clinical physiotherapist in musculoskeletal and intensive care specialities. She then moved in to physiotherapy education qualifying as a teacher of physiotherapy at the School of Physiotherapy, City Hospital, Nottingham. Whilst a teacher in Nottingham she was awarded a Department of Health Fellowship to complete an MSc in Human Biology at Loughborough University.
Sue held senior education posts within Physiotherapy before taking time out to complete her PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, researching control of postural balance.
Sue then took up a post as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham. She continued research activity linked with Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Sensorimotor Neurosciences Centre in the School of Psychology. Subsequently Sue focussed on curriculum development in Physiotherapy with increasing student numbers requiring rapid development of provision.
Sue gained promotion to Senior Lecturer in 2004.
Sue took up a post as Postgraduate Lead for Nursing and Physiotherapy in 2010 and has been involved in review and development of provision. This role has extended to include participation in development of postgraduate education and CPD across the wider School of Health and Population Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.
Sue is currently supervising three part time PhD students:
Management of cervicobrachial pain
The use of tone and positioning splints in the management of cerebral palsy
Evaluation of midwives and mothers views on waterbirths
Assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Postural control and movement analysis were previous areas of research activity. Sue’s current focus is on musculoskeletal problems working with colleagues in physiotherapy.
Member of the South Birmingham Local research Ethics Committee
Salt E, Wright C, Kelly SM, Dean A (2011) A systematic literature review on the effectiveness of non-invasive therapy for cervicobrachial pain. Manual Therapy 16, (1) 53-65
Kelly SM, Wrightson PA, Meads CA (2010). Clinical outcomes of exercise in the management of subacromial impingement syndrome: A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation 24, (2) 99-109
Kelly SM, Brittle N, Allen GM (2010). The value of physical tests for subacromial impingement syndrome: a study of diagnostic accuracy. Clinical Rehabilitation 24, (2) 149-158
Woodward J, Kelly SM. (2004) A pilot study for a randomised controlled trial of waterbirth versus land birth. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 111, 537-545
Clifford C, Murray S, Kelly SM (2002). Clinical effectiveness and the education of healthcare practitioners. Learning in Health and Social Care 1, 1, 6-21
Kelly SM, Meredith P (2002). Does articulation affect standing balance? A pilot study. British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 9,180-183
Loram ID, Kelly SM, Lakie M (2001). Human balancing of an inverted pendulum: is sway size controlled by ankle impedance? Journal of Physiology 532.1 879-891