Physio professor receives fellowship from the British Orthopaedic Association

CSP member, Professor Sallie Lamb, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) for her contribution to orthopaedic research.

Professor Sallie Lamb speaking at a past CSP Conference
Professor Sallie Lamb speaking at a past CSP Conference

Sallie is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Exeter, and the Mireille Gillings Professor for Health Innovation.

She is also an honorary departmental professor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and the director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit.

Sallie, who also received a CSP fellowship in 2018, is an internationally recognised scholar in ageing, disability and rehabilitation and is well known for being an experienced methodologist in the area of clinical trials and high-quality evaluation of health care practice.

She works to ensure that research is translated into practice and to drive up the quality of methods and reporting used in medical research, and also has a strong commitment to improving the lives of older people.

In addition, she has mentored and supervised many early career scientists, and is a strong advocate for team working and gender equality in the workplace.

Sallie received her BOA fellowship at this year’s British Orthopaedic Conference, held this month in Liverpool.

The conference is the largest of conference in the world for orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic trainees and physiotherapists, represented by the CSP professional network the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists (ATOCP).

Putting research into practice

In 2020, Sallie delivered the Founders Lecture at our Physiotherapy UK conference, speaking on the subject of '100 years of research - Where has it got us to, where do we need to go?’.

During her lecture she presented a history of physiotherapy research over the past 100 years, outlined the scope of current approaches to research in the profession and acknowledged that research into practice is a vital part of what physiotherapists do but that there are areas where it can be developed and improved.

She told conference delegates:

We must push the pace. We must push to support more research and development

As well as being both a CSP and BOA Fellow, Sallie is also the first physiotherapist to have received a fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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