Dr Andrew Soundy BSc, PhD

Dr Andrew Soundy

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

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+44 (0)121 414 8385
skype: andy.soundy1
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Andrew Soundy is a leading expert considering individuals psychological responses to chronic and palliative illness. His research is now taught within Physiotherapy departments across England and within NHS trusts. The focus of his work is to improve and develop approaches to supportive and empowering physiotherapist-patient interactions. 

Feedback and office hours

Individual appointments can be made via email and appointments will be grouped together where possible to avoid disruption to research activities.

No appointment (open door policy) is required for personal tutees experiencing any kind of difficulty whilst at University.


BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences

PhD in Severe Mental Illness and Physical Activity

PGCE in Education


Dr Andrew Soundy undertook his PhD at the University of Exercise considering how physical activity can benefit individuals with severe mental illness with a particular interest in Schizophrenia. He obtained his Lectureship at the University of Birmingham in the Physiotherapy department 2005.


Research Methods M Level Module Lead

Literature Review MSci Module Lead

Research Design and Service Evaluation Module support

Postgraduate supervision

I currently have 10 PhD students considering neurological rehabilitation and interactions. A major focus of this work is around narrative medicine and shared decision making.


Research interests

Improving mental wellbeing in people with chronic illness with a focus on neurological and psychiatric conditions

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ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5118-5872

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sg5BSsIAAAAJ&hl=en

Scopus profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=23006632000

Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew-Soundy

University of Birmingham Research: https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/en/persons/andrew-soundy

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