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Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

My career in Physiotherapy has spanned clinical roles in the Royal Navy and the NHS, and academic roles in pre and post-registration healthcare in the UK and internationally. My PhD was based on curriculum design for pre-registration physiotherapy and other healthcare professions.

I have an active role in teaching and learning quality assurance through External Examiner and programme approval panel roles, along with involvement with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Teaching and supervision

I have broad teaching experience across physiotherapy (and interprofessional) education that includes acute cardiorespiratory care, rehabilitation, clinical decision-making skills, leadership and service development, and research methods.

I also have experience in programme development and management in the UK and also internationally.

My research supervision is broad in terms of subject areas, largely qualitative research projects at BSc (Hons) and MSc level.

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests are largely driven through qualitative methodologies. Subject areas are fairly wide ranging, particularly related to curriculum design, education, professional identity, and also clinically through cardiorespiratory care, and rehabilitation in general.

Research

My PhD (by publication) was based around the development of a 'Dialogical Curriculum Framework' for pre-registration physiotherapy / healthcare.

Research subject areas include curriculum design and education within physiotherapy, interprofessional education, pulmonary rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation.

Research methodology interests are qualitative in nature and include work framed by complexity, symbolic interactionism, and influenced by the ideas of Bohm, Derrida, Foucault and Goffman.

Publications

Number of items: 27.

Article

Stephenson, Andrew and Stephens, John (2019) Keeping in touch with technology: the potential of robotic therapy for upper limb rehabilitation following stroke. inTouch, the Journal for Physiotherapists in Private Practice. pp. 30-35.

Stephenson, Andrew and Stephens, John (2017) An exploration of physiotherapists’ experiences of robotic therapy in upper limb rehabilitation within a stroke rehabilitation centre. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13 (3). pp. 245-252. ISSN 1748-3107

Stephens, John and Southern, V. (2016) Building a bright future: ‘remote’ conversations for telesolutions in practice. Physiotherapy, 102. e242. ISSN 00319406

Stephens, John (2015) We're lost but making good time: Enquiry-based learning and professional identity. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22 (10). pp. 456-457. ISSN 1741-1645

Stephens, John (2015) A participatory learning model and person-centred healthcare: moving away from one hand clapping. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 3 (3). pp. 279-287.

Stephens, John and Parr, Mike (2013) The development of media-driven clinical skills through using the ‘e-skills portfolio’. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 20 (7). pp. 336-342. ISSN 1741-1645

Stephens, John, Abbott-Brailey, H. and Platt, A. (2011) Appearing the team: from practice to simulation. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18 (12). ISSN 1759-779X

Stephens, John (2010) In support of a continuum of skills: developments in the use of simulation. Education through Simulation News, 12 (Autumn). pp. 6-7.

Jones, Diana, Stephens, John, Innes, Wendy, Rochester, Lynn, Ashburn, Ann and Stack, Emma (2009) Service user and carer involvement in physiotherapy practice, education and research: getting involved for a change. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 37 (1). pp. 26-32.

Stephens, John, Abbott-Brailey, Hilary and Pearson, Pauline (2007) “It's a funny old game”. Football as an educational metaphor within induction to practice-based interprofessional learning. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 21 (4). pp. 375-385. ISSN 1356-1820

Book Section

Stephens, John, Baker, K. and Finlayson, A. (2020) Moving away from the sound of one hand clapping? In: The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Research and Education. Routledge. ISBN 9781138360143

Conference or Workshop Item

Stephens, John and Southern, V. (2017) Building a bright future: remote conversations for telesolutions in practice. In: HEA Annual Conference, 4 Jul 2017, Manchester, UK.

Stephens, John, Southern, V. and Tait, C. (2016) Building a bright future: remote conversations for telesolutions in practice. In: 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physiotherapy (ERWCPT), 11-12 Nov 2016, Liverpool, UK.

Gilthorpe, J. and Stephens, John (2016) Let the platform see the learning: eLP & participatory learning. In: 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physiotherapy (ERWCPT), 11-12 Nov 2016, Liverpool, UK.

Stephens, John, Rickard, N. and Dinsmore, L. (2016) ‘We rather than me’: Involvement & its measurement in pulmonary rehabilitation. In: 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physiotherapy (ERWCPT), 11-12 Nov 2016, Liverpool, UK.

Gilthorpe, Jill, Connell, Tracy and Stephens, John (2015) Let the platform see the learning: eLP and participatory learning. In: The North East Regional Three Rivers Conference, 27 March 2015, Sunderland, UK.

Gilthorpe, J., Connell, T. and Stephens, John (2015) Let the platform see the learning’: eLP and participatory learning. In: 3 Rivers Conference, Mar 2015, Sunderland, UK.

Stephenson, A. and Stephens, John (2015) Physiotherapists’ views and experiences of robotic upper limb therapy following stroke. In: 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physiotherapy (ERWCPT), 11-12 Nov 2015, Liverpool, UK.

Stephenson, A. and Stephens, John (2015) Physiotherapists’ views and experiences of robotic upper limb therapy following stroke. In: Rehabilitation in 21st Century: using robots and computers to promote recovery. Society of Research in Rehabilitation, 9 Jun 2015, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Stephenson, A. and Stephens, John (2015) Physiotherapists’ views and experiences of robotic upper limb therapy following stroke. In: Rehabilitation in 21st Century: using robots and computers to promote recovery. Society of Research in Rehabilitation, 9 Jun 2015, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Gilthorpe, J. and Stephens, John (2015) 'Walls and Windows' – student voices in elective placement organisation. In: 3 Rivers Conference, Mar 2015, Sunderland, UK.

Gilthorpe, J. and Stephens, John (2015) ‘Walls and Windows’ – student voices in elective placement organisation. In: Physiotherapy UK, 16-17 Oct 2015, Liverpool, UK.

Stephens, John (2015) A participatory learning model and person-centred healthcare: moving away from one hand clapping. In: Physiotherapy UK, 16-17 Oct 2015, Liverpool, UK.

Stephens, John and Dunbar, M. (2014) Developing autonomous learning through the use of information technology. In: Physiotherapy UK, Oct 2014, Birmingham, UK.

Stephens, John, Parr, M. and Clarkson, C. (2014) Personal and Professional Webfolio. In: Physiotherapy UK, Oct 2014, Birmingham, UK.

Stephens, John, Gilthorpe, J. and Daly, J. (2014) Simulation in Physiotherapy Education: creating space for learning and ‘being’ through practice and rehearsal. In: Physiotherapy UK, Oct 2014, Birmingham, UK.

Stapleton, C. and Stephens, John (2014) Technology and Professional Identity. In: Physiotherapy UK, Oct 2014, Birmingham, UK.

This list was generated on Mon Jan 18 15:49:59 2021 GMT.

Areas of interest include, curriculum design, education, professional development/identity, cardio-respiratory physiotherapy/healthcare, clinical decision-making.

Last updated 16 December 2020

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