Dr Jill Ramsay PhD BA MCSP Cert Ed (FE) Dip TP FHEA HPC (reg)

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Jill has a particular interest in developing interactive educational activities, both in delivering teaching and learning opportunities and in assessment. Jill has experience in programme development, course evaluation and design together with quality monitoring. 

Jill has particular interests in Neurological rehabilitation, seating and upper limb activity and infection control.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2007
  • PhD in Neurological Rehabilitation 2001 University of Birmingham
  • BA  (Open)1986
  • Diploma for Teachers of Physiotherapy 1982
  • Cert Ed (FE) 1981
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy with registration with Health Professions council 1976


Jill Ramsay qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1976. She worked clinically in the NHS in London, Oxford and Solihull before moving into physiotherapy education in 1980.

Jill returned to clinical work in 1988 working as a domiciliary physiotherapist in Essex then moving back to Physiotherapy education in 1991.

Jill has experience in programme and module development, delivery, assessment and evaluation both at undergraduate and post graduate level. Contributing to the successful validations of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme from 1980 to date and the MSc Physiotherapy (pre reg) full time programme in 2004.

Jill has also successfully developed the suite of neurological rehabilitation post registration modules.





  • Seating and upper limb disorders In Dentists
  • Improving Infection control teaching in the undergraduate curriculum
  • Benefits for the service user and student in Service user involvement in the curriculum

Other activities

  • External examiner MSc Physiotherapy (pre reg) and MSc  Physiotherapy studies at Teesside University
  • Previous external examiner MSC Health Sciences, advanced Musculoskeletal management and Stroke rehabilitation UEA 2007-2010
  • Member of the review panel for the Stoke guidelines 2008 and 2011
  •  CSP West midlands network representative (formally West Midlands Board)
  • Jill maintains her clinical activity as a bank Physiotherapist at a local independent hospital (1992-date)


Hoppitt T., Pall H., Calvert M., Gill P., Yao G., Ramsay J., James G., Conduit J., Sackley C. A Systematic Review of the Incidence and Prevalence of Long-Term Neurological Conditions in the UK Neuroepidemiology 2011;36:19-28.

Soundy A;Smith B;Dawes H;Pall H;Gimbrere K;Ramsay J; Patients expression of hope and illness narratives in three neurological conditions: a meta-ethnography Health Psychology Review In press 2011

Jones D, Turner M, Singleton C, Ramsay J. A study analysing inconsistent responses from people with multiple sclerosis in a recent national audit. Disability and Rehabilitation   May 21:1-9 2009

Ramsay J.R.E., Rea S., Douglin T., James G.  Seated interface pressures: A pilot study to compare seated pressure distribution on a flat seat and saddle seat. European seating symposium Dublin 2009.

Gandavadi A Ramsay JRE Burke FJT. Assessment of Dental Student Posture in Two Seating Conditions using RULA methodology: Pilot study. British Dental Journal 203,10. Nov 24 2007 601-605

Gandavadi A Ramsay JRE Burke FJT Assessment of dentist posture in two seating conditions  conference paper Australian physiotherapy conference Cairns 2007

Gandavadi A Ramsay JRE Burke FJT Assessment of muscle activity of dental students using surface electromyography and changes in muscle activity over a 6 Month period conference paper Australian physiotherapy conference Cairns. 2007

Ramsay JRE Davies Lindfield H Practice in observation: developing observational skills in Physiotherapy students Conference paper Practice makes perfect conference Education of Health Professionals in Community, Clinical and Simulated Settings Vancouver. 2007

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