The Physiotherapy team continues to have a number of staff involved in practice roles. This not only allows academics to maintain their interests in a practice setting but allows the bridging of practice to both education and research to be more easily facilitated.
Our practising academics are:
- Linda Renfrew - academic practitioner who works as a consultant physiotherapist in Ayrshire & Arran
- Janet Bonn practises in a community health centre in Renfrewshire.
- Dougie Lauchlan - Lead Youth Academy Physiotherapist at Kilmarnock Football Club
- Chris Seenan continues to support on-call services in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
- Fiona Moffat works in the independent sector and with the charity Revive MS support. She is also a member of the Managed Clinical Network for Stroke Steering Group for Glasgow.
- Heather Gray – working with NES on a Delphi study looking at common terminology for practice education placements. She also collaborates closely with Scottish Government on a research evaluation of Scotland's redesigned musculoskeletal services.
There is a close relationship with practice and this is fostered through practitioners supporting teaching at GCU within pre and post-registration programmes. Our team values the relationship between university and practice as the cornerstone of sustainable healthcare education and we hope that Physiotherapy will continue to develop this integrated partnership with practitioners. It is our ambition to support the School in ensuring that new evidence developed through these close working relationships can continue to shape and influence service delivery as well as health and social care policy.