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Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research interests relate both to my previous clinical speciality of cardiovascular respiratory physiotherapy and my current work within education. I have been part a project to develop a competency assessment and education tool for physiotherapists working on-call.  My main research interests are the experiences of clients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease undertaking pulmonary rehabilitation and randomised controlled trials investigating physiotherapy interventions.  Previously my research has focused on critical care, undertaking studies into the use of closed-suction in intensive care.

Research Group Membership

Chronic illness


Respiratory physiotherapy.

Academic Background

  • 1985 - Chartered Physiotherapist
  • 1999 - MSc Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 2005 - Doctor of Education, University of East Anglia

Teaching Interests


· Co-ordinator and primary teacher delivering cardiovascular and respiratory teaching for physiotherapy students.  This aspect of the unit has been particularly highlighted by students and very favourably evaluated by them over the past three years according to both unit and course review.  A large number of students have developed this aspect of their learning for their dissertation studies.

· Coordinator and sole teacher of the high dependency unit, a compulsory and advanced third year unit for the physiotherapy programme

· Dissertation supervision and marking.


  • Significant contribution to the teaching of  the Human Sciences and Physiotherapy units of the MSc in Physiotherapy programme
  • Member of the teaching team for the teaching and learning in healthcare settings unit on the MSc in Health Sciences

Administrative Posts

  • 2000- Course Director for BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • 2001-Member of the School’s undergraduate exam board
  • 2001-Member of the School’s Executive
  • 2001-4 Chair of UG Teaching Committee
  • 2005- School Teaching Director

External Activities

  • 2003‘Developing competence using the ‘On-call competency tool’ and other tools of continuing professional development’ - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Birmingham. (I)
  • 2003‘National On-Call Physiotherapy Services’ -The British Thoracic Society summer conference, Cardiff. (I)
  • 2001‘Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Manual Techniques’ - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Birmingham (I)

Professional Activities

  • 2005 ‘On course for on call’ a train the trainers approach to on call education for non specialist physiotherapists using a CD ROM training package
  • 2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) reviewer of professionally related vignettes for the research priorities exercise. I reviewed vignettes relating to my area of clinical specialisum and national reputation. This resulted in the allocation of funding to investigate manual techniques in respiratory physiotherapy. UEA bid for and was awarded this funding, with myself as PI, at the end of 2004.
  • 2003 National Physiotherapy representative to the Royal Collage of Physicians, during the National Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Audit, to be published 2005.


Jane is a Senior Lecturer at University of East Anglia. Her research interests in rehabilitation are both qualitative and quantitative. This broad area encompasses long term conditions within acute care and the community. She is particularly interested in respiratory medicine and the place of rehabilitation and participation.

She has been Principle Investigator for the HTA funded randomised controlled trial, MATREX, which investigated the clinical and cost effectiveness of Manual Chest Physiotherapy. Research funded by the Stroke Association has recently been completed investigating the efficacy and acceptability of functional Strength Training for people who have had a stroke at least six months ago.

She has supervised research students in both qualitative and quantitative methods and undertaken a number of locally commissioned evaluations using mixed methods.


1985 – Physiotherapy clinician Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation  

1996 – Physiotherapy Lecturer University of East Anglia

2005 - present  Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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