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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. 


CSP council members 2015-2017


File 184709Claire Arditto


Tracey Burge

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

File 184753Robert Goddard

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

Dr Victoria Goodwin

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

Beverley Harden

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.

File 184952Katrina Kennedy

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 184946Catherine McLoughlin

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

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.

Teresa Ross

File 184960Ruth Squire

File 184951Dr Jackie Waterfield

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

File 184775Louise Wright

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.


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 and Regions section of this website.


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Last reviewed

11 May 2017
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