Lucy Gardiner qualified as a Physiotherapist at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010. She started her career in physiotherapy at Northampton General Hospital before moving to London and specializing in the cardio-respiratory field. Lucy has worked across the breadth of cardio-respiratory practice including critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, chronic disease management and rehabilitation. She commenced her MSc in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at University College London in 2016; her dissertation explored the role of dance as an alternative form of exercise in pulmonary rehabilitation.
Lucy is passionate about the provision of evidence-based, holistic care and empowering patients to self-manage in an ageing, increasingly complex population. She moved into an academic role at the University of Birmingham in 2019 and completed PGCHE in 2021. Lucy has interests in long-term condition rehabilitation, multimorbidity, health behaviour change and health inequalities. From October 2022-2025, she is undertaking the Leicestershire Health Inequalities Improvement Doctoral Training Programme (funded by the Wellcome Trust).
Lucy is a co-opted committee member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) and has represented the ACPRC on the British Thoracic Society Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist Advisory Group (BTS PR SAG).