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Research interests

Liz is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton, and at Chailey Clinical Services (Sussex Community NHS Trust).  She is an exercise scientist and her research interests include physical activity and exercise interventions across the lifespan (looking at the effect on muscle and bone strength, balance and motor function).  

Liz is leading the Data for Impact project, commissioned by Physio First (www.physiofirst.org.uk), in order to gain fuller information about current practice, patient demographics and outcome of care within musculoskeletal physiotherapy private practices in the UK. 

At Chailey Clinical Services she is working on a European project (https://www.educat2seas.eu/) with clinicians, researchers and engineers to develop and deliver adaptive technology to promote independence and improve quality of life for people with motor impairment and neurological disorders.

Scholarly biography

Liz studied for her undergraduate degree and post graduate degree at the University of Brighton (obtaining an EPSRC PhD studentship).  She joined the University of Brighton as a Research Officer and is now Senior Research Fellow within the School of Health Sciences.   

Approach to teaching

Liz has contributed to teaching on the Postgraduate Education Programme in Health Sciences, and advisor or supervisor for project students (including PhD and MSc).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, School of Health Sciences

Sep 2000Nov 2004

Bachelor, University of Brighton

19961999

External positions

Senior Research Fellow

6 Jan 2010 → …

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2005 2019

Physical Therapists
Therapeutics
Patient Reported Outcome Measures
Aptitude
Privacy

Gathering and utilising musculoskeletal data from private physiotherapists to demonstrate the value of their services: a UK based project

Bryant, L., Murtagh, S., Olivier, G., Lewis, S. & Moore, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Physical Therapists
Information Systems
Therapeutics
Referral and Consultation
Organizations

The development of the Quality Assured Practitioner (QAP) Scheme in Private Physiotherapy Practice in the UK

Murtagh, S., Bryant, L., Olivier, G. & Lewis, S., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Physical Therapists
Private Practice
Health Occupations
Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Quality Assurance

The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System for cerebral palsy: a study of reliability and stability over time

Sellers, D., Bryant, L., Hunter, A., Campbell, V. & Morris, C., 2019, In : Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aptitude
Cerebral Palsy
Drinking
Eating
Enteral Nutrition

Data for Impact: exploring the benefits of standardised data collection in private physiotherapy practices across the UK

Bryant, E., Murtagh, S., Olivier, G. & Moore, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Private Practice
Physical Therapists
Referral and Consultation
Marketing
Benchmarking

Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 Conference
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation

Gathering and utilising musculoskeletal data from private physiotherapists to demonstrate the value of their services: a UK based project

Liz Bryant (Presenter)
12 May 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

The development of the Quality Assured Practitioner (QAP) Scheme in Private Physiotherapy Practice in the UK

Liz Bryant (Presenter)
11 May 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

World Confederation of Physical Therapy 2019

Shemane Murtagh (Participant), Liz Bryant (Participant)
12 May 2019

Activity: EventsConference

DfI: why should I?

George Olivier (Invited presenter), Liz Bryant (Invited presenter)
29 Apr 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Physiotherapy UK Conference

Liz Bryant (Participant), Shemane Murtagh (Participant)
18 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Activity: EventsConference