Alison Ramsdale

Alison Ramsdale


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Personal profile

Academic Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Teesside University. I graduated from The Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 1999 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, awarded by The University of Manchester.

I completed a MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal Studies) by Teesside Univerity in 2011 and completed my Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Teesside Univeristy in 2015.

I am currently enrolled as a student on the Doctor of Professional Practice programme at Teesside University.

I joined the School of Health and Life Sciences in 2012 where I have held various leadership roles including Pathway Lead MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Manipulative Therapy), Course Lead BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and is currently Course Lead BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Apprenticeship). I have had module leadership and teaching responsibilities for a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, both UK and International provision.

I am currently Project Lead for the development of a large NHS CPD programme commissioned by local NHS Trusts for their Nursing, Midwifery and AHP workforce.

I was previously seconded from part of my role at Teesside University to Health Education England as a RePAIR Fellow for the North East and Yorkshire region.

External Roles and Professional Activities

RePAIR Fellow North East and Yorkshire, Health Education England (secondment) 2020-present

RePAIR Fellow for the North East and Yorkshire region – working on a national project with Health Care Providers and Higher Education Institutions in the North East and Yorkshire region to reduce pre-registration attrition and improve retention across Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions from pre enrolment to newly qualified practitioner.


External Roles and Professional Activities

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Apprenticeship), Coventry University (2020-present)

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal Studies), Teesside University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2011

Bachelor, BSc Hons Physiotherapy, University of Manchester

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education , Teesside University

External positions

RePAIR Fellow, Health Education England

1 Dec 202031 Mar 2022

External Examiner, Coventry University

1 Jan 2020 → …

Extended Scope Practitioner in Physiotherapy, North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust


Senior I Physiotherapist, Northallerton Health Services


Senior II Physiotherapist, Northallerton Health Services


Junior Physiotherapist, South Tees Health Authority