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CSP Council is the Society's elected governing body and is supported in its operation by other subordinate structures.

Council honorary officers

File 166344Catherine Pope

Catherine Pope is clinical director of specialist services and the associate director for allied health professionals at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. She is also president of the CSP's Chartered Physiotherapists in Mental Health network. Read our news story: Catherine Pope elected CSP chair of council

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Philip Hulse
Vice Chair

Team Lead of Outpatient Therapy at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to this role, Philip is a workplace CSP Steward at the Trust. 

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Sue England

Representative for the independent sector on Council for 10 years. After working across a number of disciplines within the NHS, and researching laser treatment, Sue specialised in MSK.  She then set up her own private and ergonomic practice.  Sue is currently the CSP Treasurer and Chair of the Charitable Trust.


CSP council members 2015-2017


File 184709Claire Arditto
NHS employed representative


Jill Taylor
NHS employed representative

Clinical leader for hands, burns and reconstructive surgery at the Royal Victoria infirmary. Jill is also Chair of the CSP’s industrial relations committee and has been a work place steward for 14 years.

Tracey Burge
Eastern regional representative

Currently works clinically treating MSK patients in private practice, advises on clinical governance and works as a freelance senior lecturer within higher education. Tracey has also worked managing medical services at multi-sport games both in the UK and abroad.

File 206461Glenn Etherington
Student representative (2017-18)

File 184948Debbie Davies
Welsh Board representative

Has specific interest in neurology and elderly care. Debbie is currently Deputy Head of Physiotherapy in Cwm Taf UHB serving the most deprived areas in Wales. A Welsh speaker, with a passion for Wales and the Physiotherapy profession.

File 184954Mary Dredge-Bulless
Otherwise employed member

Physiotherapy Manager in Gloucester working for Ramsay Healthcare UK. Mary is also treasurer of ACPIHC.

Sara Eastburn
Educator representative

Head of Division of Health and Rehabilitation atthe University of Huddersfield. Sara has a wide range of experience in academic matters of quality assurance and regulation. She chairs the School’s DBS Panel at the University and sits on the CSP’s Professional Awards Committee.

Sue England
Employed in independent practice

File 184753Robert Goddard
North East regional representative

Head of Adult Physiotherapy and Lead for Occupational Therapy Services in County Durham and Darlington NHS FT.

Dr Victoria Goodwin
Researcher representative

Senior Research Fellow for the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula at the University of Exeter Medical School. Vicki has previously held the posts of Chair and Research Officer for AGILE, the CSP’s Professional
Network for physiotherapists working with older people.

File 184717Sharon Greensill
Yorkshire and the Humber regional representative

Beverley Harden
NHS employed representative

Associate Director of Education and Quality within Health Education England across the south and clinical associate with the NHS England New Care Models Team. Beverley is currently chair of the Professional Practice and Service Delivery Committee.

Philip Hulse
West Midlands regional representative

File 184949Heather Hunter
South West regional representative

Academic Lead for Physiotherapy at Plymouth University. Heather is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an external examiner for qualifying physiotherapy programmes. She is Chair of the English Regional Network.

File 184952Katrina Kennedy
NHS employed representative

Head of Clinical Effectiveness for Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust, a large community provider of physical and mental health services. Katrina is the trust’s Allied Health Professional member of the Wessex steering group.

File 184703Jane Laidlaw
South East Coastal regional representative

A private practitioner who owns, manages and practices her clinic, Jane’s interests are musculo–skeletal and she is a member of the MACP and AACP. Jane is a director of Jotfiles, a company developing apps.

File 184943Cate Leighton
South Central representative

Therapy Services Lead at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in Hampshire. Cate is also the honorary student body president and a member of the Communications and Marketing Committee.

File 184955Rachael Machin
Equality and Diversity representative

Co-ordinator for the Staff Physiotherapy Service at Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust. Rachael is the LGBT network Convenor and Vice Chair of the Equality and Diversity Group.

File 184946Catherine McLoughlin
Lay member representative

Following an active career in mental health services, Catherine completed her full time career as Deputy Chief Nursing officer for England. She has since been Chairman of a Health Authority and an NHS Trust, elected as Chair of NHS Confederation, and appointed Chair of Age Concern England. Catherine is active locally in a Patient Participation Group and works as an independent management consultant.

File 184714Stuart Paterson
Employed in independent practice

Founder and Director of Crystal Palace Physio Group, an award-winning specialist Physiotherapy Provider to the NHS, Businesses and Individuals. Stuart provides leadership to a clinical team of over 100 Chartered Physiotherapists.

File 184961Catherine Pope
East Midlands region representative

Teresa Ross
NI Board representative

File 184960Ruth Squire
North West regional representative

File 184940Barbara Verrall
NHS employed representative

File 184951Dr Jackie Waterfield
Educator representative

Senior Lecturer at Keele University and a National Teaching Fellow. Jackie is currently chair of ER-WCPT 2016 Scientific Committee.

File 184706Kate Wilkie
Scottish Board representative

Specialist physiotherapist working in a multi-disciplinary neurological rehabilitation out-patient service in NHS Lothian. Katie is a workplace and regional steward and chairs the CSP Scottish Board.

File 184775Louise Wright
Associates representative

Technical instructor at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Louise is the Regional Steward of Wales and is on the General Council of Wales TUC. She has also been the alternate vice chair of the National Group of Regional Stewards and currently on the Associates Committee.

File 184705Matthew Wyatt
London regional representative

Operation Clinical Lead for Musculoskeletal Therapies and Orthotics at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. Matthew is also chair of the CSP’s Research and Development and Practice and Development Committees.


Council's role

CSP Council identifies and agrees CSP policy and strategy. The work of Council is supported by three standing committees (Industrial Relations, Practice & Development and Communications & Marketing) as well as a number of sub-committees and working groups.

Council minutes

CSP members can access Council minutes and other governance documents.

Country boards

The Society has three country boards for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These each operate as a large committee, drawing their membership from a wide range of interested constituencies in their area.

The prime function of the boards is to act as the first line of contact between Council, its committees and the membership.

English regional networks

There are 10 Regional Networks. These are for all members in England, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man – qualified, associates, students, retired members. Members in each region elect a representative on CSP Council through their regional network.

They also elect a core team who organises the activity of the regional network. The regional networks organise Forums for all members four times a year, as well as other training and study days. Members can also communicate with other members in their regional network through iCSP and receive a regular regional news bulletin.

They also enable members to link up with others, learn about new opportunities, catch up on CPD and support each other.

English Regional Networks form an important part of the democratic structure of the society. They also enable members to link up with others, learn about new opportunities, catch up on CPD and support each other.

For more on the national and regional operation of the CSP, see the Nations & Regions section of this website.


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