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Research interests

I am a senior lecturer in physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences. My research interests span the neurological and rehabilitation fields. I hold a specific interest in caring practice in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, stroke, stroke rehabilitation, qualitative and creative methods, and in particular, hermeneutic phenomenology.

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising qualitative research in a range of topics. I have a particular interest in phenomenology, hermeneutics, creative methods, and patient experience in long term neurological conditions. I am also currently involved in developing a programme of research into the NEUROfit programme.
I supervise research in the rehabilitation field, caring practices, acute stroke care, and other timepoints along the care and rehabilitation pathway. I am interested in the healthcare provider and user experience, how they can contribute to meaningful understanding, and how research findings can translate and inform practice.

I supervise undergraduate and MSc students. I am currently a member of a supervisory team for a doctoral study exploring wellbeing in cancer survivorship. 

Scholarly biography

I qualified from the University of Brighton in 1995, and obtained my MSc in Neurorehabilitation at Brunel University in 2002. I have recently completed my doctoral study entitled: The acute stroke unit as transitional space: the lived experience of stroke survivors and healthcare practitioners. I have subsequently presented this work at the International Health Sciences Research Conference in South Carolina, June 2018, and Bournemouth University’s Humanising special interest group.  

I am a member of a team of academic and clinical staff exploring the wellbeing of people with Motor Neurone Disease, and is currently developing a research programme that investigates the NEUROfit approach.

I have published in Health & Place, Disability & Rehabilitation, the Journal of Interprofessional Care, Physiotherapy Research International, Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, and International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, and I peer review for a range of journals.

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Research Output 2006 2019

Developing a fall prevention program: what are the views and opinions of people with multiple sclerosis?

Kegsin, F., Suddick, K., Heesen, C. & Wright, J., 20 Aug 2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Accidental Falls
Program Development
Occupational Therapy
Focus Groups
Survivors
Stroke
Delivery of Health Care
Research Ethics Committees
Hermeneutics

The acute stroke unit as a meaningful space: the lived experience of healthcare practitioners

Suddick, K., Cross, V., Vuoskoski, P., Stew, G. & Galvin, K., 5 Mar 2019, In : Health & Place. 57, p. 12-21 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stroke
Delivery of Health Care
Workplace
Health
Hermeneutics

The spatiality of the acute stroke unit: the lived experience of stroke survivors and healthcare practitioners

Suddick, K., Cross, V., Vuoskoski, P. & Stew, G., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Survivors
Stroke
Delivery of Health Care
Permeability
Length of Stay
hermeneutics
stroke
experience

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Invited talk

Exploring and mapping the acute stroke unit experience

Kitty Suddick (Presenter), Vinette Cross (Presenter), Pirjo Vuoskoski (Presenter), Graham Stew (Presenter)
10 Sep 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being (Journal)

Kitty Suddick (Reviewer)
Dec 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (Journal)

Kitty Suddick (Reviewer)
Nov 2017Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review