Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy
Catherine qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1998 and knew early on that neurology was what she enjoyed the most. After 2 years in a junior post at a large teaching hospital in Birmingham she specialised in neurology, working in areas such as neurosurgery, neurosciences, acute stroke and head injury rehabilitation.
In 2003 she was offered a job at the National Clinical FES Centre based at Salisbury Hospital in Wiltshire. FES stands for Functional Electrical Stimulation and involves using electrical impulses applied to muscles to improve quality of movement. This was a split role working in clinic and on research projects investigating the effects of FES on people with MS. Another part of this job was delivering training in use of FES to healthcare professionals, which is where she started to develop some teaching experience.
In 2007 she began working as a lecturer at Bournemouth University which she did for 3 years before deciding that she missed her clinical work and returned to clinical practice. Here she worked in roles such as community learning disability, community integrated care teams, and stroke rehabilitation (inpatient and early supported discharge). From 2018 she worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in a community neurological rehabilitation team with more of a focus on deteriorating conditions such as motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. In 2022 the opportunity arose to return to education and Catherine is really looking forward to doing this with several more years of varied clinical experience to inform her teaching.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (1998) (University of Manchester)
MSc Advanced Neurological Physiotherapy (2006) (University College London)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education Practice (2009) (Bournemouth University)
In the 2022/ 23 academic year Catherine will be leading Foundation Sciences for Physiotherapy (Year 1) and co-leading Guiding Principles of Physiotherapy Practice (Year 1).
She will contribute to teaching in the areas of neurology and rehabilitation across the BSc and MSc programmes.
Catherine will be Year 2 lead and an admissions tutor for the BSc programme, as well as supporting students on placement as a zoned academic (ZA) and personal tutor (PAT).
Barrett CL, Mann GE and Taylor PN. 2009. A randomised trial to investigate the effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation on the mobility of people with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis. 15; 493
Esnough J, Taylor P, Mann G and Barrett C., 2010. Impact on activities of daily living using a functional electrical stimulation device to improve dropped foot in people with multiple sclerosis, measured by the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Multiple Sclerosis. (published online July 2010.)
Jolley CL and Taylor PN., 2010. The effects of the Odstock Drop Foot Stimulator on quality of life and objective parameters of walking for people with stroke and Multiple Sclerosis? Neuromodulation. 13; (1)
Jolley, CL. A Randomised Study to Investigate the Effect of FES and Physiotherapy on the Quality of Walking of People with Multiple Sclerosis. September 2006. University College London.
Jolley CL and Taylor PN. What are the effects of the Odstock Drop Foot Stimulator on quality of life and objective parameters of walking for people with stroke and Multiple Sclerosis? Physiotherapy Research Society. March 2007. Cardiff, Wales.
Mann GE, Jolley CL and Taylor PN. An Investigation into the effect of Functional Electrical Stimulation on the mobility and quality of life in patients with Multiple sclerosis, preliminary results. 9th Annual Conference of the International FES Society (IFESS). September 2004, Bournemouth, UK.
Jolley CL, Mann GE and Taylor PN. An Investigation into the effect of Functional Electrical Stimulation on the mobility and quality of life in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Trust Annual Conference, 2005. Harrogate, UK.
Jolley CL, Taylor PN. Clinical applications of the Odstock Drop Foot Stimulator for people with Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust Annual Conference. September 2007. Leeds, UK.
Barrett CL. An overview of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Stroke. AGILE National Conference. October 2008, Reading.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)