Mr Clive Liles M.A. M.C.S.P. Dip TP Cert Ed

Mr Clive Liles

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact details

+44 (0)121 415 8606
+44 (0)121 414 3158
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Clive Liles is programme leader for the MSc Advancing Practice course offered within the School. His interests are in developing and implementing education and training for health care professionals, inter-disciplinary shared learning (professional practice and service development) and effective preparation of learners for professional practice and practice development at pre- and post-registration.  


  • MA University of Birmingham   1994
  • Cert Ed 1990
  • Dip TP 1990
  • MCSP 1984


Clive Liles Qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the West Midlands in 1984. He worked in London and Birmingham, developing an interest in Cardiorespirtaory Physiotherapy and Mental Health. He practiced as a full time physiotherapist for six years before leaving his clinical post and entering Higher Education. He has worked in the education and training of physiotherapists and other health professionals across two education providers in the West Midlands. His interest led him to complete his MA with the University of Birmingham in 1994, examining aspects of supervision and learner growth. Current interests include developing and implementing effective educational practice in health care professionals, around independent learning, self-development and autonomy.


Postgraduate supervision

MRes supervision (AHPs)

Other activities

  • External advisor to the MSc (Advanced Practice) UEL
  • External advisor to the CSP (Healthcare Policy / Reform)
  • External contributor (Physiotherapy ) Lupus UK (West Midlands) – Honorary Member
  • Staff Representative on Network for CPD and Postgraduate Education (CSP), consultative / collaborative C.P.D. within physiotherapy.
  • Admissions Forum (CSP) National
  • Peer reviewer of scholarly / research papers for Physiotherapy. (The Journal of the Chartered Society of    Physiotherapy) / International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation)


Kyte D, Draper H, Ives J, Liles C R, Gheorghe A, Calvert M. Collection of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Clinical Trials: Is ‘In-Trial’ Guidance Lacking. A Systematic Review Employing Qualitative Content Analysis. (2013) PLoS ONE. [Impact factor 4.029

Williams R A, Hewison A, Stewart M & Liles C R (2012) ‘We are doing our best’: African and African Caribbean fatherhood, wellbeing and preventive primary care services, in England.  Health and Social Care in the Community. Vol 20: 216–223.

Liles C. R. (2010) The Birmingham Conference 2010
Thursday 20th May 2010 at the Lakeside Centre, Aston University, Birmingham
Conference Theme:  Researching Education for Health Professionals

Smith J & Liles C. R. (2007) Information needs before hospital discharge of myocardial infarction patients: comparative, descriptive study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol 16  No 4 662-671

Liles C R. (2007)   GP Diagnosis Handbook in Lupus. (2nd Ed) Physiotherapy and Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

Cross V, Liles C, Conduit J, Price J (2004) Linking reflective practice to evidence of competence: a workshop for allied health professionals. Reflective Practice, Vol 5 No 1

Liles C.R. (2003) Working with people who have HIV and AIDS: a health professional’s guide.
(Commentary). International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, April. Vol 10, 4. 165

Liles C.R. (2003) An analysis of desirable healthcare professional characteristics held by undergraduate physiotherapists. (CSP Congress, Birmingham, October)

Liles C.R. (2003) Towards practice knowledge in respiratory care through experiential learning. The Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care. Journal of the ACPRC, 35, 15