Professional committee

This committee provides expertise and insight on significant physiotherapy practice, learning and development issues.

Committee membership 2018-various

Mhairi Brandon, professional committee member
Mhairi Brandon

Dr Mhairi Brandon

Dr Mhairi Brandon is a consultant physiotherapist/musculoskeletal sonographer based at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal medicine and recently developed programmes in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound (MSUS) and interventions for allied health professional programmes. She received a professional doctorate in 2012 and was awarded a fellowship by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in November 2017.

She has led innovative projects to develop advanced physiotherapy practitioners to implement ambulatory care models. These models establish ‘one-stop clinics’ that incorporate MSUS into practice for the delivery of complete client case management. She has presented widely internationally on the impact of ultrasound imaging on clinical practice across the Caribbean and in Europe, subsequently working in partnership to develop educational teaching programmes.

Srikesavan Sabapathy, professional committee member
Srikesavan Sabapathy

Srikesavan Sabapathy

Sri graduated as a physiotherapist in 1998 from the Government College of Physiotherapy-Trichy in India. After gaining experience in clinical work, teaching and academic administration, he moved to Canada to pursue an MSc in medical rehabilitation in 2009. Sri then worked there for a few years before moving to the UK in 2015. Sri started his career in the UK as a trauma inpatient physiotherapist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. After a very satisfying stint of just over five years, Sri has now moved into a commissioning position as a health and social care manager (rehab). 

Sri has experience volunteering as a Freedom to Speak up Champion and as a CSP steward. 

Sri is an alumnus of the CSP leadership development programme and the AHP Future Leaders programme. Sri is very keen to engage with CSP members via multiple platforms to make a difference through the professional committee. Sri is also passionate about supporting overseas-trained physiotherapists in preparing for their careers in the UK and regularly provides pro bono advice.

Nick Livadas, professional committee member
Nick Livadas

Nick Livadas (chair)

Nick is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at Teesside University. He combines his academic role with clinical practice at a thriving Newcastle private practice where he acts as clinical lead for the NHS, private and occupational health arms of the business. He has worked in advanced musculoskeletal practice roles and has experience in developing clinical governance and quality assurance standards. Nick has previously held committee positions as research officer and chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy professional network. He has a keen interest in professional development, which led to him founding and now chairing the North East Musculoskeletal Society.

Vicky Reynolds-Cocroft, professional committee member
Vicky Reynolds-Cocroft

Vicky Reynolds-Cocroft

Vicky is a band 6 rotation physiotherapist in an NHS district general hospital in West Norfolk, specialising in respiratory and surgery. She is a current clinical educator and has an interest in learning and development. She has been an active member of the CSP since she was a student and more recently a workplace steward and member of the national group of regional stewards. The appointment to the professional committee gives her the opportunity to experience the CSP from the clinical, educational and trade union aspects.

David Williams, professional committee member
David Williams

David Williams

David is a rotational physiotherapist based within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with first-class honours in 2019. In particular, he researched student physiotherapists use and perceptions of social media for his dissertation. David has been involved in leadership from early in his studies. He was selected for the Council of Deans' Student Leadership Programme, resulting in his leading a team that organised a national conference on student leadership and undertaking policy work with the Office for Students. David was active with the CSP as a student where he was nominated as a student representative. He was then elected onto the Student Executive Committee, where he worked on the change process to restructure the CSP student network. He is interested in leadership, policy and all areas of physiotherapy.

Jackie Waterfield, professional committee member
Jackie Waterfield

Dr Jackie Waterfield

Jackie joined Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2017 as a professor and head of a division of health programmes. After a successful career as a clinical physiotherapist, she moved to education in 1998 and has worked extensively with other higher education institutions (HEIs) in the  UK and overseas, both directly and through engagement with the CSP and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Jackie has been an independent reviewer for the validation of qualifying and postgraduate programmes, and has conducted reviews, and mediated in challenging and complex cases at other HEIs. She was a member of the CSP Council during the governance transformation period and has chaired the education committee. Recently, she chaired the Scientific Committee of the International Education Conference of the WCPT. In 2014, she received a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. 

Sandra Harding, professional committee member
Sandra Harding

Sandra Harding

Sandra is a chartered and HCPC-registered physiotherapist with more than 30 years’ experience in the public and private healthcare sector, and has managed several clinical services, an independent hospital and more latterly the national physiotherapy service for BMI Healthcare which covered 58 sites and more than 900 staff.

In 2017, Sandra resigned from a national physiotherapy role to start a clinical advisory service (PAL) supporting other clinicians' evidence regulatory compliance. In 2021, the business rebranded (HCPG) and expanded to support more clinical professions. In January 2022, Sandra will joined the board of an NHS Hospital as an associate non-executive director.

Sandra is also a proud Trustee of POhWER, a national advocacy charity, a long-serving primary school vice-chair of governors, a Winston Churchill Fellow, and a parish councillor. She has a love of family, exercise and food, and alongside her career, is kept busy at home with a menagerie thanks to her daughters!

Sarah Dewhurst, professional committee member
Sarah Dewhurst

Sarah Dewhurst

Sarah worked in a variety of clinical settings before specialising in oncology rehabilitation and moving to the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in 2010. She completed an MSc in rehabilitation in 2015 and enjoys working in a 'research active' department. Following a two-year secondment with Macmillan Cancer Care, she is now the service lead for 'living with and beyond cancer', which allows her to pursue her particular interest in exercise oncology. Sarah undertook a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 and now leads an informal network of physiotherapists who share her passion for promoting exercise in the field of cancer. 

Sarah is also the lead AHP on a programme of work run by the Office of Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID, formerly Public Health England) and is proud to promote the role of AHPs in the public health agenda on physical activity. 

Sarah is delighted to have gained a position on the professional committee and hopes to bring her professional and leadership experience to the role in support of the CSP and its members. 

Claire George, professional committee member
Claire George

Claire George

Claire successfully splits her time working as a rotational physiotherapist at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Shropshire and as a specialist MSK physiotherapist for the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board in North Wales.

Alongside her clinical role, she is studying for a MSc in health leadership because of her passion for improvement and development through best practice. Additionally, Claire’s recent clinical audit, investigating physical activity levels, has been published and disseminated nationally at Physio UK. Claire is an alumnus of the prestigious Versus Arthritis intern scheme. 

Being a core member of the West Midlands Regional Network, Claire has committee experience at a local level. She is now relishing the opportunity to provide expertise and insight on significant physiotherapy practice, learning and development issues and influencing on a national scale.  

Adam Gold, professional committee member
Adam Gold

Adam Gold

Adam Gold is as an advanced practice physiotherapist working in MSK/orthopaedics. He is clinical lead for the interface and first contact practitioner services in North Somerset. He also has a role in secondary care in a specialist shoulder clinic. Adam has a keen interest in the safety and best use of medicines and prescribing and has developed local policies for injection and non-medical prescribing. Adam is now working as a DPS and is working towards being a DPP. Adam is involved with many quality improvement projects and leads on the MSK safety and patient satisfaction group for Sirona.



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