Kathy Jackson

Kathy Jackson


Personal profile

Academic Biography

Kathy graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1987. She has clinical experience working in the fields of neurological rehabilitation and community-based rehabilitation, working within the UK, India, Zimbabwe and Thailand. In 1995 she completed a master’s degree in Community Disability studies at the University of London. She is currently undertaking a PHD which explores the concepts of self-efficacy, engagement and self-management support from the perspectives of people with long term neurological conditions using community rehabilitation and support services. 

Kathy joined the School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS) in 2004. She completed her PGC in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2006. She holds teaching responsibilities within Physiotherapy (undergraduate and post graduate) and Advanced Clinical Practice programmes. Kathy continues to work clinically providing support to multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams and clients with complex neurological dysfunction.

Summary of Research Interests

Kathy’s research interests are in the following inter-related areas:

  • Service user perspective of living with a neurological condition and using neurological services
  • Co production for service improvement and service design.
  • Self-management support for people living with long term neurological conditions
  • Effectiveness of physiotherapeutic interventions and multimodal interdisciplinary service delivery approaches
  • Health promotion for people with long term conditions.

Education/Academic qualification

Post Graduate Certificate Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Teeside University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2006

MSc Community Disability Studies , University of London

Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

Grad Dip Phys, Coventry University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1987

External positions

ECR Network Steering Group Member , MS Society

31 Jan 2024 → …

External examiner: Brunel University MSc Advanced Clinical Practice , Brunel University London

30 Apr 201930 Oct 2023

External reviewer Advanced Clinical Practice Validation. , University of Salford

1 Nov 20181 Feb 2019

Reviewer for International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation and Disability and Rehabilitation journal.


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