Dr Heather Gray

Head of Department of Physiotherapy & Paramedicine
Department of Physiotherapy & Paramedicine
Heather is the Head of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine at Glasgow Caledonian University. She worked for 11 years across several Health Boards in NHS Scotland prior to moving into Higher Education in 1999. Heather spent four years working as a Researcher and Trial Manager at the University of Glasgow in Public Health and in Scotland’s Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit on Scottish Government, Chief Scientists Office and Stroke Association funded projects. Her research interests are in vocational rehabilitation; Physiotherapists’ management of psychosocial risk factors; and Physiotherapy education. She has over 22 peer-reviewed journal publications and regularly presents at UK and international scientific conferences.

Heather currently is the Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s (CSP) Professional Committee, which provides strategic leadership and insight on significant physiotherapy practice, learning and development issues for its 57,000 members. She undertook for many years the roles of Education Officer and then Research Officer for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, and has served on the CSP’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Group and Scottish Board.

She has completed numerous educational consultancy projects with NHS Education for Scotland. She currently is a member of Scottish Government’s Allied Health Professions Vocational Rehabilitation priority workstream, responsible for developing a Vocational Rehabilitation Educational Framework for all AHPs in Scotland.