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Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

I am a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy. I teach BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and BSc (Hons) Sport and Rehabilitation Science.

Teaching and supervision

I currently lead several modules on BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy including:

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Functional Anatomy and Movement
  • Fundamentals of Communication and Assessment for Therapeutic Practice
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology and Therapeutic Practice
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Physiotherapy Practice

I also teach and provide module leadership on BSc (Hons) Sport and Rehabilitation Science.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Developing physiotherapists fit for contemporary professional practice
  • Developing opportunities for interprofessional learning within the University setting
  • Developing the role of the Patient Carer and Public Involvement (PCPI) Participants within pre-registration Physiotherapy education. This includes expanding opportunities to co-produce learning experiences with students and PCPI participants and exploring the development of professional identity through co-production.


  • AdvanceHE Networking for education in healthcare (NET) NET2021 Conference:
    1 September 2021
    'Co-production for collaborative learning through open dialgue across media. "We dance like this"' formed part of well-received Educational Enhancement themed paper, focusing on collaboration. Presented with colleague Dr John Stephens.
  • Gulf Medical University (GMU) World Physiotherapy Day: 8 September 2021
    'Physiotherapy Education implications of Long COVID: a long and winding road?'
    Presented with colleague Dr John Stephens.
  • Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference: 13 January 2023
    Participation & Co-production for Learning'. Produced with colleague Dr John Stephens.


I started my career as a physiotherapist in a large acute hospital trust and gained experience working in intensive/high dependency and post-operative patient rehabilitation, medical rehabilitation, acute paediatric rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, rheumatology, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

I have predominantly worked in various musculoskeletal services as a physiotherapist including; orthopaedics, trauma clinic, general practice, acute hospitals, hydrotherapy, musculoskeletal gym, and pain management. I have led and developed a pain management physiotherapy service in a clinical specialist capacity.

I also have experience working in the private sector and supported sports clubs as a physiotherapist at an amateur level.


I have significant experience leading, developing, and providing physiotherapy services across a large NHS Trust and within a larger multidisciplinary team. This has provided valuable leadership experience and insight into the benefits of inter-professional approaches and collaborative working.

I have developed my leadership skills through formal training, self-directed learning, feedback, and through leadership roles I have held. I have applied these skills in both clinical and leadership positions.

Conference or Workshop Item

Stephens, John and Carter, Chris (2021) Physiotherapy Educational implications of Long COVID: a long and winding road? In: Gulf Medical University, World Physiotherapy Day Conference, 8th September 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

Stephens, J.Carter, C.Taylor, T.Chesterton, J. and Baker, K. (2021) Co-production for collaborative learning through open dialogue across media. 'We dance like this'. In: NET21, 1-3 September 2021, Online. (Submitted)

Last updated 28 February 2024