Kelly Walker


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Personal profile

Administrative Posts

  • BSc Physiotherapy Course Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Management of motor recovery following brain injury.
  • Clinical education


Academic career

  • Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, UEA August 2017-To date.
  • Lecturer in Physiotherapy. UEA. 2005-2017
  • Module organiser roles 2005- to date
  • Course director of Master of clinical education 2012-2015
  • Associate director of teaching and learning 2015-2018.
  • Course Director BSc Physiotherapy 2019-To date

Clinical career

  • Junior Rotational Physiotherapist. Addenbrookes NHS Trust Cambridge. 1997-1998.
  • Junior Rotational Physiotherapist. Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust. 1998-1999.
  • Senior II Neurology Rotation. Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust. 1999-2000.
  • Senior I Physiotherapist in Stroke unit and Neurological rehabilitation, Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust. 2000-2005

Key Research Interests

  • Doctorate in Education - exploration of university students experiences of learning neurological physiotherapy.
  • MSc Physiotherapy dissertation - research using mixed methodology which looked at neurological physiotherapists awareness of perceptual problems experienced by their patients.
  • Clinical experience and main research interests for the future lie in the management of people who have experienced a stroke.



  • 2012 Successful Annual fund bid to support MSc OT and PT Community engagement projects symposium event.

Enterprise and Engagement

  • 2017 Stroke study days for care staff
  • 2012 Therapeutic handling course delivered which included lecture capture and hands on practical advice on the ward.

Academic Background

2016 - Diploma in leadership and management - UEA

2013 - Doctorate in Education - UEA

2009 - Postgraduate certificate in higher education practice - UEA 

2005 - MSc neurological physiotherapy - Coventry University

1997 - BSc (hons) Physiotherapy - University of Hertfordshire.

Teaching Interests

  • Current teaching is predominantly neurology-related topics covering both theoretical underpinnings and the practical physiotherapy profession specific skills on the BSc and MSc pre-registration and post-registration courses.
  • Other areas of teaching include; Professional development, movement analysis and Human sciences.
  • Teaching methods include; lectures, seminars, practicals, enquiry based learning, distance and blended learning using virtual learning environment.

External positions

External Examiner, University of Greenwich

Oct 2016 → …