Christina Anderson spent 18 years in clinical practice as a physiotherapist before moving to the University of Birmingham in 2005 to be a clinical tutor. Her clinical interest is in children's physiotherapy. Currently she has the practice placement lead role for physiotherapy, as well as being one of the Welfare Tutors in the School. Christina has recently completed a Masters degree in which she explored the support given to disabled students in the practice placement setting. Her main interests are in supporting students, particularly disabled students, delivering high quality practice placement education, developing professionalism and children's physiotherapy.
Christina Anderson qualified with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1987 at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. After completing her rotational physiotherapy posts in Sandwell and Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, gaining experience across a variety of physiotherapy disciplines, she specialised in Paediatric Physiotherapy, working for 11 years at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Here she worked primarily with children with cancer as well as leading one of the physiotherapy teams, managing the staff and workload for that team.
In 2005 she moved into Higher Education at the University of Birmingham, where she led the Physiotherapy Practice Placement Team, whilst also being involved in teaching and admissions.
From August 2013 she has the Practice Placement Lead for Physiotherapy, is one of the Welfare Tutors in the School of Sport, Exercise and Reabilitation Sciences and teaches practice related subjects including professionalism, as well as children's physiotherapy.
In 2013 Christina completed her MSc in Advancing Practice in the physiotherapy department at the University of Birmingham.