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Charitable trust hands out bumper award

Dr Nicola Walsh, a senior lecturer from the University of the West of England, Bristol, is receiving a bumper £249,000 award following a recommendation from the CSP’s scientific panel.

Council allocated a portion of the Society’s financial surplus from 2009 to the CSP Charitable Trust to commission a single piece of research.

The award will fund research into the clinical and cost-effectiveness of prescribing exercise and self-management for older people with chronic joint pain.

Dr Walsh said: ‘As a team, we were absolutely delighted. It’s the largest award ever given by the CSP Charitable Trust and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to conduct research into an important area that is quite often overlooked.’

Another key recipient of the society’s annual funding awards is Dr Rachel Garrod, consultant physiotherapist at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Garrod receives £108,999 for her research into the efficacy of physiotherapy, speech and language therapy intervention for patients with chronic cough.

The trust has also awarded funding to four students for their physiotherapy research abstracts. The awardees are Judith Purton, Ulrike Hammerbeck, Amanda Austin and Hilary Gunn.

Additional funding was provided to nine physiotherapists in support of their presentations to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, which takes place in Amsterdam in June 2011.

The nine physios are

  • David Thompson,
  • Harriet Shannon,
  • Samy Selvanayagam,
  • Terry Pountney,
  • Sheila Lennon,
  • Ayfer Kahraman, 
  • Jonathan Hill,
  • Stuart Heron and
  • Chris Bleakley.


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Robert Millett

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19 January 2011

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