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University's Health Leader Takes on Two Influential Roles

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The Head of the University of Worcester’s Institute of Health and Society has been appointed to two important external roles.

Louise Jones has been a made Vice President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), plus she has also become the England representative on the Council of Deans of Health Executive.

Louise, who qualified as a physiotherapist in 1978, said: “It’s a great honour to take on these two roles; one in my own profession and the other focusing on health education across the UK.

“I hope that I can play a valuable role in developing future health care in the UK through my appointments.”

Louise served as Vice Chair of the CSP for two years before stepping down from the council, on which she had served for eight years prior to being appointed Vice President. As part of her role she is responsible leading the planning of the Physiotherapy UK 2012 conference in October.

Louise, who is also Chair of the West Midlands Deans group of the Universities West Midlands, said: “This is a national, flagship conference for physiotherapists and I’m delighted to be involved.”

The Council of Deans of Health is the representative voice of UK university health faculties providing education and research for healthcare professionals.

The Council plays an influential leadership role in improving health outcomes through its integral role in developing an expert health professional workforce and utilises its collective expertise to inform innovative educational practice and translational research.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's physiotherapists, physiotherapy Associates and students.