I currently work in a teaching-focused role on the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Course, which accounts for 80% of my time. I am currently Module Leader for the Manual Therapy Module. I continue to practice clinically in the University Sports Therapy Clinic, where I also provide clinical supervision for final year students. In addition to my teaching responsibilities I undertake a role in employability and placement opportunities. I take an active role in research, and supervise independent research projects for final year dissertation students. In addition to my role at the University, I continue to work part-time in the NHS as a Physiotherapist providing cover for weekend shifts in the Emergency Department/ Acute Medical Unit.
Research Methods in Sport and Exercise - Level 5 (Year 2)
Independent Study for Sport and Exercise - Level 6 (Year 3)
Physiotherapist and Sport and Exercise Scientist. Special interest shared equally across both main aspects of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Sports Medicine interests - Prehabilitation to reduce risk of sports injury, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions - with special interest in sports injuries and movement screening (FMS Level 1+2; SFMA Level 1 certified)
Exercise Medicine interests - Physical activity in the general population to reduce the risk of chronic disease; physical activity and clinical exercise prescription to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life for people with a variety of clinical conditions.
Public Health - Physical Activity Promotion throughout lifespan; Links between physical, mental and social health; reducing loneliness and social isolation.
Physical Activity throughout the lifespan and impact on reducing the risk of chronic disease
Physical activity/ clinical exercise prescription in reducing disease severity and promoting improved quality of life, health, and well-being
Teaching theory - specifically in peer or near-peer teaching
Membership of professional bodies
Member - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Member - Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM)
Member - Fundamental Movement Systems (FMS)
Fellow - Higher Education Academy (HEA)
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - University of Wolverhampton
MSc (Pre-Reg) Physiotherapy - University of Birmingham
PGCHE - Academic Practice in Higher Education - Coventry University
Experience gained in a range of clinical areas since 2008 (NHS since 2010) across a variety of healthcare roles; Musculoskeletal, cardiology, respiratory, neurology outpatients/community, stroke, diabetes, renal, vascular, gastrointestinal, general surgery, elderly care, elective orthopaedics, trauma orthopaedics, A+E, first response, acute medicine, rehabilitation, burns, plastic surgery, mental health, falls, adult and paediatric learning disability.
Brief Summary of Healthcare Experience in Sport:
Varied Clinical Caseload in sports therapy clinic since 2014 (Ranging from private clients, University sports teams, colleagues/students with sport, exercise or workplace musculoskeletal complaints).
Event work - Sport and exercise medicine, Sports Therapy Clinic, Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Rugby 7’s, Iron Man/ Triathlons (Including water and cycle response), Shotokan Kumite Karate, Judo, Badminton, Squash, Basketball, Netball, Athletics, Hockey, Lacrosse and Horse Racing.
Co-founder and Vice President of Birmingham University Sport and Exercise Medicine Society (BUSEMS) from 2012-2013.
Presented research at international conferences:
World Congress of Physiotherapy European Region (2016).
World Congress of Public Health and Health Care Management (2019).
Contributed to facilitation of an Online International Learning project in collaboration with University in the Netherlands for undergraduate students (2018/19).
Eyre, E. L. J., Clark, C. C. T., Tallis, J., Hodson, D., Lowton-Smith. S., Nelson, C., Noon, M. and Duncan, M. J. (2020) The Effects of Combined Movement and Storytelling Intervention on Motor Skills in South Asian and White Children Aged 5–6 Years Living in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol: 17(10), Art; 3391, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17103391}. Available from <https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/10/3391>.