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Robert Williams Awards 2011

File 113898The four-yearly Robert Williams International Award provides financial support to members of the CSP to enable them to present papers at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress.

All Award winners have been carefully selected by the Scientific Panel of the CSP Charitable Trust following careful assessment and scoring of their submitted abstracts. The winners will each receive a medal in addition to financial assistance.

Robert Williams

The Robert Williams International Award was established in 1984 in memory of Mr Robert Williams, Principal of the Sheffield School of Physiotherapy who died in 1982. Robert Williams had promoted international links in physiotherapy and been a member of the Society’s WCPT Committee in the 1960s and 1970s. He was also appointed First Vice-President of WCPT from 1967-1970.

2011 Winners

Harriet Shannon

Harriet Shannon

Ann Green, Chair of Council for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), will present medals to the winners of the Robert Williams International Award 2011 during the CSP evening reception on Tuesday 21 June at the Calla Rooms in the Novotel Hotel, Amsterdam:

    • David Paul Thomson, North Manchester General Hospital: Does targeting cognitive factors improve physiotherapy outcome in patients with chronic neck pain? A randomised controlled trial.
    • Harriet Shannon, UCL Institute of Child Health: The safety and effectiveness of on-call paediatric respiratory physiotherapy in intensive care.
Sheila Lennon-Fraser

Sheila Lennon-Fraser

    • Arokkiyasamy Selvanayagam, Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust: Prevalence of Vestibular System Disorders in elderly fallers who did not report dizziness in initial falls screening. A cross-sectional study.
    • Terry Pountney, South Downs Health NHS Trust: Effectiveness of an intensive six week graded exercise programmes for non ambulant children and young people with cerebral palsy.
    • Sheila Lennon-Fraser, University of Ulster: Gait specific training within Bobath therapy: a randomised controlled trial.
    • Ayfer Kahraman, St George's University of London: Patients' experiences of living with a stroke and the implications for self-management: a systematic review of qualitative studies.
Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill

  • Jonathan Hill, Keele University: A randomised control trial of targeted treatment for low back pain compared with current best practice: the Start Back Trial.
  • Stuart Heron, North Manchester General Hospital: A randomised control trial investigating the effectiveness of three different modes of exercise for chronic shoulder impingement syndrome.
  • Chris Bleakley, University of Ulster: Management of acute soft tissue injury using protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation (PRICE): clinical guidelines from the ACPSM.

More awards

For more information about opportunities to get financial assistance for your research project, academically accredited course (eg BTEC award, Access course, PhD, MSc), UK or overseas presentation, and UK or overseas student elective placement, please see the CSP Charitable Trust's page.

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