Dougie Lauchlan is currently the Subject Lead for Physiotherapy and is a member of the Departmental Management Group within the Department of Psychology & Allied Health Sciences. He has had experience in both clinical and managerial environments which are reflected in his research interests. He has worked in a variety of healthcare settings; NHS, independent sector, professional football and continues to practise as the Lead Youth academy physiotherapist at Kilmarnock FC. He contributes in teaching mainly in the musculoskeletal areas of practice across both pre and post-registration programmes. He has an interest in the therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner, his research work focussing on the effectiveness and communication in physiotherapy management following surgery for head and neck cancer and the conservative management of non-specific mechanical low back pain (NSMLBP) and in particular, behavioural factors related to this condition.