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Research interests

My research focuses on new rehabilitation approaches and measuring meaningful rehabilitation outcomes. Recent examples of my work include a collaboration with the University of the West of England on First Contact Physiotherapy funded by NIHR, a study of peer mentoring for people with traumatic brain injury funded by the New Zealand (NZ) Health Research Council and a study of the validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire funded by the NZ Ministry of Health. I am also Head of School of Health Sciences, interim Head of School of Sport and Service Management, and Professor at Brighton University.  I hold visiting professorial positions at AUT University (New Zealand) and the University of Bournemouth. 

Supervisory Interests

I have supervised seven doctoral and 12 MSc students to completion. I am interested in taking on new doctoral and MSc students, with an interest in rehabilitation (including digital approaches), physiotherapy, person centred care and measurement sciences. 

Approach to teaching

I use an interactive teaching style, allowing students to be active participants in their learning.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Southampton

Award Date: 1 Jun 2004

PhD, University of Southampton

Award Date: 3 May 1999

Master, University of Southampton

Award Date: 1 May 1992


Award Date: 30 Jun 1988

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technology


Visiting professor, Bournemouth University



  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Outcome measurement
  • Physiotherapy


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