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Physios get top fellowships

Five physiotherapists have won research fellowships from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Peter Heine – a physiotherapist and research fellow at the University of Warwick-based Warwick Clinical Trials Unit – has been awarded a doctoral fellowship for a study into body schema in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Physiotherapist Sharlene Greenwood has also won a doctoral fellowship (see Frontline, 21 November).

Louise Connell at the University of Central Lancashire has been given a career development fellowship for her research into a feasible structured upper limb exercise programme in UK stroke rehabilitation units.

Meanwhile, Anne Bruton at the University of Southampton received a senior research fellowship for her research into non-pharmacological approaches in the management of chronic respiratory disease.

Physiotherapist Kay Stevenson at Keele University has won a knowledge mobilisation fellowship.

The next round of NIHR fellowships has been launched.

Applications for research on the evaluation of healthcare interventions or services delivered in primary care settings are encouraged.

The closing date is 16 January 2013.



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