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Join the Scientific Panel

The Scientific Panel is recruiting, offering members the chance to work with the CSP in promoting and developing physiotherapy research.

The Scientific Panel reviews research proposals and recommends high quality projects for funding to the CSP Charitable Trust. The members include experienced researchers, service users, a statistician and a health economist.

Who we are looking for:

  • An experienced researcher
  • A service user/patient

Scientific panel: What does it involve?

  • The term of office is four years
  • Travelling and subsistence expenses are paid for attendance at meetings
  • Normally two meetings each year in May and November, one over two days
  • Preparation for meetings is expected: reading and assessing outline proposals, main research proposals and reports

Scientific panel: Requirements

Experienced researcher

You need evidence of:

  • Research experience either in clinical practice or in a university
  • A three year (minimum) publication record
  • Success in obtaining research grants/awards
  • Supervising research projects either staff or post-graduate students
  • Committee work

With expertise in:

  • Quantitative research
  • MSK research
  • Paediatric expertise

Service user/patient

You should have experience of:

  • Experience of being treated by a physiotherapist, or be a relative who has had close involvement with physiotherapist treating their family member
  • Access to a computer and the Internet
  • Time to read and review the research applications

And some expertise in:

  • Involving service users in funding decisions ensures the research we fund will be of potential benefit to the people we are trying to help. A service user brings a unique perspective to the funding process, using their experience to add a different source of validity.

Scientific panel: Apply now

Researchers: please submit your CV and a 300-word statement including why you are interested in becoming a member of the Scientific Panel and your personal experience of physiotherapy/research. Please send your response via email to

Service Users: please contact the CSP Charitable Trust via to request an application pack. The deadline for submission of service user applications is midnight on 26 August 2016.


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