CSP Scottish Board

Made up of CSP members, the Scottish Board leads and represents the profession by promoting excellence in practice and employment, and influencing healthcare policy across the country and the rest of the UK.

Contact us through your local/network representative or by emailing the CSP Scotland office 

The CSP Scottish Board aims to act as the voice of physiotherapy in Scotland and to support members in transforming people’s health and wellbeing.

The principal roles of CSP Scottish Board are to:

  • Provide a forum for all sections of the CSP membership to be represented and to discuss matters affecting the membership and physiotherapy profession in Scotland, acting as a conduit for information from grassroots membership to CSP Council and vice versa. ‘Engaging

  • Influence policy makers and stakeholders within the CSP, Scottish government and local health boards. ‘Influencing

  • Advise and provide a key link between the Scottish membership and CSP functions on issues affecting the physiotherapy profession in Scotland. ‘Advising

  • Support members in Scotland involved in activities for the CSP and support the CSP Scottish Office to deliver strategic priorities in Scotland. ‘Supporting

  • Further develop and safeguard the interests of CSP members in Scotland keeping a watching brief on developments that affect CSP members in Scotland. ‘Monitoring

Join Scottish Board

Scottish Board is inviting CSP members from all sectors and areas of the profession across Scotland to consider stepping onto board.  

Scottish Board is the voice of the physio profession in Scotland. We’re looking for people who are committed and enthusiastic about the profession, and able to attend four meetings a year (mix of virtual and face to face) with some commitment in between. Becoming a member of Scottish Board can lead to CPD opportunities, networking and more. 
Contact Hattie Hodgson-Crome (email hodgsonh@csp.org.uk) to arrange an informal conversation and find out more.  

Meet the board members

Donna Wynne (Chair)

DW Scot Board

Once I qualified I completed a variety of general rotations in Scotland before specialising in the area of neurological rehabilitation in the NHS. I have also worked in private practice and continue to be involved in the neurological rehabilitation of clients.

I have worked in physiotherapy education for a number of years holding several positions ranging from lecturer to course lead and team lead for physiotherapy. My current role in RGU has responsibility for AHP undergraduate education and for practice-based learning. I also hold roles externally including as a professional educational advisor for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and I also act as external course advisor to physiotherapy courses nationally in addition to this role as Chair of the Scottish Board of Physiotherapy.  I also review submissions for the Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centre

Areas of special clinical interest:My predominant and active clinical interest still lies in neurological rehabilitation, in particular self management approaches. I also have educational interests particularly in relation to student led groups and clinics and their role in education and population health, as well as. An interest in educational approaches to acquiring clinical skills.


Julie Jones (Secretary)

JJ Scot Board

I am based at Robert Gordon University and was fortunate to be awarded a clinical academic fellowship in 2019 which is jointly funded by the Chief Scientist Office and Parkinson’s UK.  As part of this fellowship my work is divided between research and working clinically within NHS Grampian.  


Over the last decade I have developed an interest in Parkinson’s, and work closely with Parkinson’s UK to raise the awareness of the condition and the importance of exercise.  I am involved in a number of national committees related to Parkinson’s, including chairing the Parkinson’s Active project in Scotland and co-lead of the National Parkinson’s Exercise hub, which has over 350 members, and aims to raise the profile and quality of exercise provision for people with Parkinson's.


Out with Parkinson’s I am especially interested in long term condition management, quality improvement, service redesign and technology assisted rehabilitation.  I am a CSP Education advisor, and an external examiner.  Prior to the taking on the Clinical fellowship I was the Course leader for the undergraduate physiotherapy programme at RGU.


I am hugely passionate about the value of physiotherapy brings to all communities and raising the profile of the profession. I am looking forward to being part of the new CSP Scottish Board and looking forward to representing the views of CSP Scotland members. 

Areas of special clinical interest: 


Gail McAndrew (Treasurer)


GM Scot Board

After returning to education as a mature student to focus on physiotherapy, I’ve continued to develop my skills working in a remote and rural area with NHS Orkney.  Having completed Later Life OTAGO and CBE Instructor classes in 2019 I’m passionate about applying these approaches in practice, both with individuals and with community groups.  I also work closely with the Mobility and Rehabilitation Service in Aberdeen to deliver Wheelchair Services across the Isles.

Prior to embracing physiotherapy as a career, I was employed as a College Lecturer and am delighted by the opportunity to continue applying these skills as a practice educator.

I’m privileged to have worked with the CSP for a number of years, first as a class rep whilst at RGU before being elected by colleagues as a regional representative for Orkney.  I’m excited and very much looking forward to being part of a dynamic new Board - increasing awareness, improving communication, creating opportunities and collaborating with colleagues to ensure we represent the collective goals of CSP members in Scotland.
Areas of special clinical interest:

Ageing Well 

Wheelchair Service

Practice Education


Emma Cavanagh

EC Scot Board
Location:Forth Valley

After qualifying, I completed a number of rotations in Glasgow Royal Infirmary as a junior physiotherapist before moving to Forth Valley as a Band 6.

Most recently I have led on a service redesign of Single Point of Request for the community based AHP services, where I am currently based as an AHP Team Lead.

I joined the CSP Scottish Board to support and champion the work that is done by community-based physios and to help raise the profile of the community services as a whole.
Areas of special clinical interest:

Community physiotherapy

QI and project work

Service development



Ruth Currie

RC Scot Board

MSK Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Manager

I qualified in 1989 with a BSc in Physiotherapy and after two years in a rotational post moved into MSK physiotherapy where I have been ever since. I worked for a few years in a Back Pain ESP role before moving to NHS Lanarkshire in 2008 into a Physio MSK management post. I am currently the Deputy Head of Physiotherapy for NHS Lanarkshire and MSK Lead. I joined the CSP Scottish Board in 2016 and AHPFS in 2018 and am passionate about giving a voice to our profession in both local and national settings.

Out with work I continue to pursue sport and fitness (run/tennis/swim/cycle/hockey/yoga) when I am not in my role as Nana to three awesome grandchildren.
Areas of special clinical interest:

MSK in all its guises local and national, whether in a traditional OP setting, as an FCP in GP practice or within an ED role.

I’m interested in digital technology and how we might harness it to future proof our service delivery.


Jenna Rhodes

JR Scot Board

I currently work at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Programme leader for the undergraduate integrated Master of Physiotherapy.

I completed my undergraduate studies in physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 and went on to work in challenging and varied clinical and non-clinical roles focusing on neurological/community rehabilitation and complex disability support. I completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2019 before joining QMU. Since working at QMU I took on the role of programme leader, won a place on the Aurora leadership programme for aspiring female leaders and have led on projects to improve student wellbeing on placement.

I am thrilled to be part of the CSP Scottish Board and looking forward to speaking on behalf of CSP Scotland members.
Areas of special clinical interest:

Neurological rehabilitation

Public health

Complex disability

Community rehabilitation


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