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- 1988- Present Glasgow Caledonian University Lecturer in Physiotherapy
- 1987 Falkirk Royal Infirmary Physiotherapist 1986-87 Gartnavel General Hospital Physiotherapist
- 1974-1982 Ayrshire Education Authority Teacher of Physical Education
Department Ethics Committee and Research Advisory Group.
- 2nd Year, module leader Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Care.
- 3rd Year Physiotherapy and Business School, module leader Aspects of Health Promotion
- MSc Framework Rehabilitation in Cardiology module (BACR)
- Cardiac Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists MSc (BACR)
- PhD, undergraduate and masters project supervision
Morag’s key research interests are the impact of exercise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and treatment. In addition, Morag is interested in the psychosocial effects of exercise on this patient group. As the effects of exercise are now unequivocal in the prevention and treatment of CVD, Morag has become interested in the issues on behaviour change and motivation in habitual exercise. Morag is also interested in other patient groups and exercise including elderly, bone health and osteoporosis.
Morag has secured funding for and delivered a number of projects including:
- Physio tools Exercise CD (2007) £2000
- BACR Survey of Physiotherapy competencies (2007) £500
- BACR Survey of UK Phase IV provision (2005) £550
- 2006 Coronary Heart disease/ Stroke Strategy NHS, Scottish Executive www.scotland.gov.uk. This group has the task of implementing the Scottish Task Force Report 2002
- Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN 2001) Member of working party on Cardiac Rehabilitation. This is a multi-professional group established by the Royal College of Physicians Scotland to set national guidelines for patient care in Scotland for the purpose of implementation in the NHS
- Clinical Standards Board for Scotland (1999) Project Group Member Patients Care Post Miocardial Infarction. This group was established by the Scottish Executive to promote public confidence by setting standards and a peer review process within the NHS.
Thow M (2009) Exercise Leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation, for High Risk Groups, Chichester, Wyley-Blackwell.
O’Brien, L, Thow MK Rafferty D (2009) Predicting adherence to phase III cardiac Rehabilitation: should we be more optimistic ? British Journal of Cardiology, 16, 5 250-253.
Thow, M Rafferty, Kelly, H (2008)Exercise motives of long-term phase IV cardiac rehabilitation participants , Physiotherapy, 94, (4) 281-285.
Thow M (2006) Exercise Leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Wyley, London