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Research interests

I am interested in community based and participative approaches to health care research. I have a particular interest in rights based/critical research based in low and middle income environments/ contexts, or involving aspects of health care that are marginalised or stigmatised, such as women’s health. I also have an interest in educational research, particularly of a qualitative or social science design, notably; (auto)ethnography, appreciative inquiry and action research to address such professional issues as professional identification and the cultural and social aspects of physiotherapy practice. I have supported many MSc students to completion of their degree and have been part of PhD teams.

Education/Academic qualification

Sheffield Hallam University

Sep 2000Jun 2015

External positions

External Examiner, University of Wolverhampton

30 Sep 2001 → …


  • HM Sociology
  • Clinical practice/placement learning
  • Research involving low and middle income environments/ contexts, e.g. community based rehabilitation
  • Professional issues, including MDT working and cultural aspects of working
  • Ethnography
  • Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 3 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter
Open Access
Diabetic Foot
Social Distance

Starting with Transitions: Internationalisation for a Post Graduate Physiotherapy Course

Horobin, H. & Thom, V., 18 May 2015, Critical perspectives on internationalizing the curriculum in disciplines: Reflective narrative accounts from business, education and health. Green, W. & Whitsed, C. (eds.). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, p. 249-260 12 p. (Global perspectives on Higher Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearch

university system

The subtle stereotyping of other in transnational physiotherapy education

Horobin, H., 26 Jun 2015, Centre for Racial Equality in Scotland and the University of Edinburgh 2nd International Conference 2015. Edinburgh, p. 23-24 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

teaching position

Does deprivation influence treatment outcome in Physiotherapy? A systematic review

Lowe, A., Campbell, L., Ramaswamy, B., Horobin, H. & McLean, S., 1 Dec 2014, In : Physical Therapy Reviews. 19, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social Class
Health Status

Professional identity development in physiotherapy: from India to the UK

Horobin, H., 2 Apr 2014, Transcultural identity constructions in a changing world international conference. Dalarna, Sweden, p. 0-0 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

employment conditions