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Research interests

Kitty Suddick is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences. Her research interests span the neurological and rehabilitation fields. She holds a specific interest in caring practice in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, stroke, stroke rehabilitation, qualitative and creative methods, and in particular, hermeneutic phenomenology.

Supervisory Interests

Kitty supervises a range of research students across undergraduate and postgraduate provision that encompasses the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Rehabilitation Science (pre-registration) and MRes Clin Res courses; and leads the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy undergraduate final year research module. Until recently she was a longstanding member of the School of Health Sciences Tier 1 ethics panel.  

Scholarly biography

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

She is 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.

Kitty has published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care, Physiotherapy Research International, Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, and International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, and peer reviews for a range of journals.

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Research Output 2006 2019

Experiencing the acute stroke unit: a hermeneutic phenomenological study from the perspective of stroke survivors and healthcare practitioners

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

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, 57, p. 12-21 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Stroke
Delivery of Health Care
Workplace
Health
Hermeneutics
hermeneutics
stroke
experience

A hermeneutic phenomenological study of stroke survivors’ and healthcare practitioners’ lived experience of the acute stroke unit

Suddick, K. & Cross, V., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Stroke
Delivery of Health Care
Permeability
Hermeneutics

The acute stroke unit as transitional space

Suddick, K., Mar 2018

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibitionResearch

Spatiality
Lived Experience
Lived Space
Well-being
Length

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Publication Peer-review

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