- MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy, MACP,
Title of research project: Effectiveness of a behavioural physiotherapy intervention for the management of lower limb osteoarthritis
Matthew qualified in 2002 and has worked extensively in New Zealand, Australia and England. He combines his research and teaching with clinical work as an extended scope musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Matthew’s primary research interests include the neurophysiological and psychosocial aspects of spinal and chronic pain syndromes and the delivery of interventions that optimise patient’s physical activity behaviours.
- BSc Sport & Exercise Science,
- MSc (Pre-Reg.) Physiotherapy,
Title of research project: Enhanced management of acute post-traumatic pain for the prevention of chronic pain and disability.
Nicola is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She qualified as a Physiotherapist in January 2009 from the University of Birmingham and focused her clinical time to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy both within the NHS and privately. Clinical interests include spinal pain, the shoulder and identifying and preventing development of long term pain.
Title of research project: Individual variation in movement and muscular behaviour in reference to Low Back Pain
Andy joined CPR Spine in 2017 following completion of his undergraduate degree at the University of Dundee. His research interest builds on his knowledge of anatomical variation, by looking changes in muscle behaviour and linking this to variation in movement strategy.
- M.Sc. Sports Physiotherapy,
- Master of Manual Therapy
Title of research project: Personalised rehabilitation for spinal pain
Pauline commenced her PhD at CPR Spine in 2017 after three years of teaching at SRH University Heidelberg. She provides clinical expertise in musculoskeletal disorders and sports physiotherapy. Her special interest is in quantitative sensory testing, spinal pain and bridging the theory practice gap.
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physical Therapy, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
- Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science (MSRS), Concordia University Wisconsin, United States of America
Title of research project: Investigating the variability of changes in movement and muscle behaviour in people with neck pain disorders
Feras earned his BSc in Physical Therapy in 2010. In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his higher education abroad. His MSRS programme at Concordia University Wisconsin, completed in 2015, covered advanced rehabilitation techniques and physical therapy research. He is a lecturer at Qassim University in Saudi Arabia.
- BSc Physiotherapy
- MSc Manipulative Physiotherapy, MACP
Title of research project: Does position affect lumbar spine MRI findings in elite gymnasts? Informing a second embedded clinical study to correlate history and clinical findings with imaging findings
Louise is a Chartered Physiotherapist with 19 years’ experience working in elite sport. Louise started her PhD in October 2016 due to her clinical interest in spinal pain and improving the long term healthcare of athletes.
- BSc Physiotherapy
- BSc Sport Science and Geography
Title of research project: TBC
Emma joined the University of Birmingham in January 2018. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist with experience in Neuro rehabilitation. Emma is currently completing a full time MRes ‘Spinal Pain’ at the University of Birmingham with a research interest within Spinal Cord Injuries.
Title of research project: Prognosis following whiplash trauma
Ahmed started his PhD in January 2018. He is interested in understanding the factors that contribute to the transition from acute to chronic whiplash and how these factors could be modified aiming to establish tailored interventions to those patients.
Title of research project: The use of Independent Physiotherapist Prescribing for Spinal Pain
Tim is a Lecturer and Consultant Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. From 2014-16 Tim was Quality & Advance/Extended Scope of practice professional advisor for the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Tim has worked in the UK, NZ and Australia within elite sport, tertiary pain management as well as working as an extended scope practitioner in Orthopaedic, Pain and Spinal clinics. Tim has a keen interest in spinal pain and neuroscience and has lectured both nationally and internationally about complex musculoskeletal rehabilitation and advanced/extended scope practice.
Tim is currently on Sabbatical in the UK undertaking his PhD investigating the use of independent medicine prescribing by
physiotherapists. He is practicing clinically at St George's University Hospitals in London, as part of the physiotherapy and spinal pain teams.