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Academic Biography

Paul is a Professor at Teesside University. As well as a qualified physiotherapist he is a National Teaching Fellow, CATE award winner and Principal Fellow of Advance HE.

Paul is a Trustee of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust. He has previously been on the board of the North East Musculoskeletal Society and enjoys stimulating quality continuous professional development in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Prior to teaching Paul spent a number of years working in professional sport as a physiotherapist, most recently at a Premier League Football Club. Together with his sport experience he has extensive experience working with the National Health Service, Occupational Health and Private Practice.

Summary of Research Interests

Alongside his teaching duties Paul is keen to research in his chosen areas of hamstring prevention, pain education and sand rehabilitation. Paul always welcomes expressions of interest to collaborate on research.

Paul has currently published in the area of lumbar spine mobilisations and hamstring injuries. On-going research includes musculoskeletal injury management, the influence of mental injury on strength and sports rehabilitation

Research Projects & External Funding

Paul is currently working on research projecting involving:

The relationship between the Hamstring and Lumbar Spine

The implementation of the Nordic Hamstring Programme in Elite football

MSK Physiotherapists current treatment techniques and CPD selections 

External Roles and Professional Activities

Paul is a Trustee of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust involved in evaluating grant and awarding funding. He had a similar role previosuly as Research Officer for North East Musculoskeletal Society.

External Research Collaborations

Paul currently has numerous research projects on-going with Professional Football Clubs in the United Kingdom.  He is also collaborating with researchers from various other UK Higher Education Institutions.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Paul is a National Teaching Fellow and CATE award winner. In addition he is also a Principle Fellow of Advanced HE and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE from Teesside University. He has published research on a broad area of learning and teaching related topics related to Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation.


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