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Physios awarded clinical lectureships

Three physiotherapists have taken a further step forward in developing clinical academic careers after being awarded clinical lectureships under a national scheme.

The awards make up the post-doctoral training element of the ‘Clinical academic training pathway for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals’.

They provide funds towards the costs of salaries and research and are backed by the National Institute for Health Research.

Dr Nicholas Harland, who leads the extended services team at North Yorkshire and York primary care trust, is combining research and clinical practice with back pain patients. He is investigating the screening properties of a coping strategies questionnaire and whether it can be used to help to decide the most efficient care pathway for chronic back pain.

Dr Kika Konstantinou, an extended scope practitioner /research physio at Stoke on Trent Community Health Services, is undertaking research to improve the clinical assessment, classification and management of patients who have low back pain and sciatica.

Dr Gita Ramdharry, a physiotherapist and senior lecturer at Kingston University, is researching falls in people with neuromuscular diseases and aspects to do with balance and impairments.

The scheme aims to benefit patients, the NHS and improve clinical practice. Each lectureship lasts between three and five years.


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