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Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and has worked at the University of Huddersfield since 2004. Sarah trained as a Physiotherapist at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Since graduation, Sarah has worked in a variety of clinical locations and then completed a Master of Medical Science degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 2001. Her MSc research looked into the relationship between the menstrual cycle and musculoskeletal injuries as this is her area of clinical interest. Sarah previously lectured on the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree at London Metropolitan University. Sarah has also completed a MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and has a special interest in widening access and diversity in education. Sarah is also actively involved in clinical research, where she looked into patient information following whiplash injury. Sarah also has a research and recreational interest in ballroom dancing and its benefits for physical and mental health and is now a PhD candidate in this field of research.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The relationship of the menstrual cycle and musculoskeletal injury.
  • Patient information for whiplash injury.
  • The effect of group diversity on the teaching and learning experience in Higher Education.
  • The teaching of public health policy to health professions students.
  • Promoting Public Health.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Physiotherapy-related subjects. Promoting exercise for health.

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Research Output 2011 2013

3 Citations
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