Marianne Hensman has been a Clinical Tutor at the University of Birmingham since 2007.
Marianne’s clinical background was as a physiotherapist, working in neurology and healthcare of the elderly, in both acute and community settings. Marianne teaches Year 1 and Year 2 neurology on the BSc Physiotherapy course, as well as other core physiotherapy skills.
As a clinical tutor, she is involved in liaison with staff at a number of local NHS trusts in their support of students. Marianne also has a keen interest in interprofessional learning (IPL). Since joining the university she has been involved in a number of innovations in IPL with colleagues from other areas of the college, and partner institutions.
MSc (CPD Physiotherapy), University of Nottingham 2009
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Leeds Metropolitan University 1999.
Membership of the Health Professions Council 1999
Qualified membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 1999.
Marianne worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS for 8 years with a keen interest in neurological conditions, working most recently in the community setting. Her current teaching profile reflects her varied clinical role, including core physiotherapy skills for Year 1 students and more specialised teaching in the field of neurological practice.
Marianne is a ‘champion’ of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s ‘Move for Health’ campaign, aimed to improve public health and awareness of the vital importance of physical activity. Through this she is involved in outreach events with pupils from local schools and supervising activities and giving advice at university community days.
Current teaching responsibilities on BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy:
Patient centred Practice 1
Movement Science 1
Patient Centred Practice 2
Preparation for Practice
MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy
Developing Evidence Based Neurological Practice
In research Marianne’s main focus has been on the evaluation of new educational initiatives in the form of interprofessional learning activities. She leads the evaluation group for the CITEC IPL project and have been involved in the development of student evaluation questionnaires. Further evaluation of the use of video feedback as a teaching and learning tool is planned. As part of the project team, she is currently involved in the analysis of evaluation questionnaires and student interviews for two forthcoming publications. She completed her MSc dissertation in 2009 on student attitudes to interprofessional learning. Marianne has also been a key player in local, national and international dissemination activities relating to this work.
As a clinical tutor, she is involved in liaison with staff at a number of local NHS trusts in their support of students, and preparation and support of students on practice placements. Marianne also has a keen interest in interprofessional learning (IPL). Since joining the university she has been involved in a number of innovations in IPL, working with colleagues from other areas of the college, and partner higher education institutions.
Marianne has been a member of West Midlands Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) committee since 2008. Through this she is involved in promoting best practice in the field of neurological care and supporting CPD for local clinicians.
She continues to carry out private work as a physiotherapist, treating patients at the Priory Hospital, Birmingham.