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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


External positions

Senior Research Fellow

6 Jan 2010 → …

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Projects 2016 2020

DfI : Physio First_Data for Impact Study

Bryant, E., Murtagh, S. & Olivier, G.


Project: GrantResearch

Research Output 2005 2018

Private Practice
Physical Therapists
Referral and Consultation

Duration of symptoms and outcomes of treatment in musculoskeletal patients in private practice

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Private Practice
Referral and Consultation

Exploring the psychometric properties of the Brighton musculoskeletal patient reported outcome measure

Murtagh, S., Bryant, E., Moore, A., Canby, G., McCrum, C., Mercer, C., Finucane, L. & Smith, T. 2018 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Reproducibility of Results
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Statistical Factor Analysis

The Brighton musculoskeletal patient reported outcome measure (BmPROM): an assessment of validity, reliability and responsiveness

Bryant, E., Murtagh, S., Finucane, L., McCrum, C., Mercer, C., Smith, T., Canby, G., Rowe, D. & Moore, A. 11 May 2018 e1715

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproducibility of Results
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Statistical Factor Analysis

Quality, quality assurance and quality assured practitioners

Olivier, G., Bryant, E. & Murtagh, S. 16 Sep 2017 160, p. 36-40 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
quality assurance

Activities 2015 2018

DfI: why should I?

Olivier, G. (Invited presenter), Bryant, E. (Invited presenter)
29 Apr 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Physiotherapy UK Conference

Bryant, E. (Participant), Murtagh, S. (Participant)
18 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Activity: Conference

The benefits of Race Running in a special school setting

Bryant, E. (Invited presenter)
27 May 2017

Activity: Invited talk

Race Running: Improving health and wellbeing in people with cerebral palsy.

Bryant, E. (Invited presenter), Dawn Pickering (Invited presenter)
8 Dec 2015

Activity: Invited talk

International Conference on Children’s Bone Health

Bryant, E. (Participant)
27 Jun 201530 Jun 2015

Activity: Conference