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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  completed my doctoral study entitled: The acute stroke unit as transitional space: the lived experience of stroke survivors and healthcare practitioners in 2018. 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 I am currently developing a research programme that investigates the NEUROfit approach.

I have published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Health & Place, Disability & Rehabilitation, the Journal of Interprofessional Care, Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 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

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  • The meaningful lived space of the acute stroke unit: Creating maps to evoke the experience of stroke survivors and healthcare practitioners

    Suddick, K., Cross, V., Vuoskoski, P., Galvin, K. T. & Stew, G., 7 Jul 2020, In : International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 19, p. 1 13 p.

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  • The work of hermeneutic phenomenology

    Suddick, K., Cross, V., Vuoskoski, P., Galvin, K. T. & Stew, G., 27 Aug 2020, In : International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 19, p. 1-14 14 p.

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  • 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.

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  • Activities

    • 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