Scientific Panel

The Scientific Panel oversees funding allocations for the Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) awards and the Robert Williams award. It also oversees awards where research has been directly commissioned.

CSP Charitable Trust Scientific Panel

Now Recruiting New Members - deadline for applications: Monday 15 November 2021

CSP members

The Panel is now recruiting new members, and applications from CSP members with experience in the below-listed areas would be particularly welcome:

  • Pre-doctoral
  • Early post-doctoral
  • Current clinical

The CSPCT welcomes applications from CSP members from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Service Users

The CSPCT is also seeking two service users for its Scientific Panel.


All applications should be submitted by Monday 15 November 2021. Details of the application process for all roles are available below: 


Current members of the panel are:



Professor Chris Littlewood

Manchester Metropolitan University

Chair of Panel

Joined Panel in Dec 2017

Professor Kay Cooper

Robert Gordon University

Vice-Chair of Panel

Joined Panel in Dec 2017

Dr Cherry Kilbride

Brunel University

Joined Panel in Mar 2016

Dr Peter Goodwin

Manchester Metropolitan University

Joined Panel in Apr 2017

Mrs Kathryn Bamforth

Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Joined Panel in Dec 2017

Dr Lisa Robinson

Newcastle University

Joined Panel in Dec 2017

Dr Catherine Minns Lowe

University of Hertfordshire & OUH NHS Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford

Joined Panel in April 2020

Mr John O’Dwyer

University of Leeds

Joined Panel in Apr 2017

Dr Derrick Bennett

Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Joined Panel in May 2018

Ms Joanne Kibbey

Joined Panel in Sep 2018

Mr Ben Marshall

Joined Panel in Sep 2018

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