Andrew primarily teaches on the BSc Physiotherapy course. He is the module leader for two modules and has teaching requirements on other modules:
1. Patient Centred Practice 2 – Teaching elements of communication, adjustment, hope to level 1 physiotherapy students.
2. Dissertation Module – Undertaking a co-ordinators role for the module, providing support for equipment use and statistical support as well as qualitative data analysis support to level 3 physiotherapy students.
1. Neurological Practice – Considering the importance of illness narratives for physiotherapists
2. Research 2 – assisting with the teaching of the module.
Clinical Trials, Health Services Research, Mental Health
Andrew's research interests are currently split in three areas:
1. Considering hope and adjustment in neurological patients
2. Considering the benefits of physical activity on individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems.
3. Undertaking a pilot randomised control trial into the effects of spiritual healing on individuals with irritable bowel syndrome.
Narrative Hope and Adjustment Research in individuals with Neurological Conditions
Soundy, A, Smith, B, Dawes, H, Pall, H, Gimbrere, K, & Ramsay, J. (in press). Patients expression of hope and illness narratives in three neurological conditions: a meta-ethnography. Submitted to Health Psychology Review.
Soundy, A., Smith, B., Butler, M., Minns-Lowe, C., Dawes, H., & Windward, C. H. (2010). A Qualitative Study in Neurological Physiotherapy and Hope: Beyond Physical Improvement. Submitted to Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 26:1-10.
Soundy, A., Smith, B., Cressy, F., Webb, L. (2009). The experience of spinal cord injury: using Frank’s narrative types to enhance physiotherapy undergraduate understanding. Physiotherapy. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2009.06.001