Swati Kale

Swati Kale


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Personal profile

Administrative Posts

Roles held so far:

  • Admissions Tutor for BSc Physiotherapy and MSc (pre-reg) Physiotherapy course
  • Assessment Lead and Chair of Exam Board-BSc (OT, PT, SLT) and MSc (pre-reg) OT and PT courses
  • Module coordinator for the Human Sciences modules on the BSc (Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy) courses.
  • Module coordinator for the Human Sciences module on the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy courses
  • Library liaison for the School

Teaching Interests

Current teaching activity is focussed on BSc and MSc (pre-reg) courses in Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy with the main areas of teaching being neurology, movement control and paediatrics.


Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice, 2006, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

MSc (Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics), 1995, Bombay University, India.

BSc (PT), 1992, Bombay University, India.

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC)

Research interests

  • Developmental disabilities in children
  • Use of e-learning in higher education
  • Social inequities in health

Career summary

During the first ten years of my career (1992-2002) I gained clinical experience in various settings such as medicine, surgery, intensive care units, burns, plastic surgery, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, paediatrics and neurology along with teaching on the undergraduate and post graduate courses in physiotherapy primarily in Mumbai as well as in South India.

Since joining UEA in 2002 I have been involved in teaching as well as working in research teams conducting systematic reviews, analysing the impact of social inequalities and exploring best practice in health care. 


Key Research Interests and Expertise

Paediatrics, Social inequities in health, use of technology in teaching and assessments, systematic reviews

Selected publications:

Kale S and Hong CS (2017) Cultural Sensitivity,unconscious bias and quality of health care, Journal of Family Health Care.vol. 27(2),28-31

Paul SB and Kale S (2013) Community file:Neonate with torticollis, Journal of Family Health Care vol. 23(5), 37- 39

 Leite  JC, Drachler M, Killett A, Kale S, Nacul L, McArthur M, Chia SH, O’Driscoll L, Pheby D, Campion P, Lacerda E,  Poland F (2011),  Social support needs for equity in health and social care: a thematic analysis of experiences of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, International Journal of equity in health vol. 10: 46.http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/10/1/46

 Horton S, Poland F, Kale S, Drachler M,Leite JC, McArthur M, Campion P, Pheby D, Nacul L (2010),Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in adults: a qualitative study of perspectives from professional practice, BMC Family Practice vol.11:89.http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/11/89

Geere J, Chester C, Kale S, Jerosch-Herold C (2007), ‘Power grip, pinch grip, manual muscle testing or thenar atrophy - which should be assessed as a motor outcome after carpal tunnel decompression? A systematic review’, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol.8:114http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/8/114

 Kale S, Chia SH, (2007), ‘An investigation of therapy student’s perception of cultural awareness’, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol.14 (5); pp 210-214 https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ijtr.2007.14.5.23538

Kale S, Richardson B (2006), ‘The effective use of e-learning in postgraduate health care students’, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol.13 (7); pp 299-303 https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ijtr.2006.13.7.21405

 Kale S, Chia SH, (2003), ‘The need for multicultural awareness in the care home ‘Nursing and Residential Care, vol.5 (7): pp 335-337

Kale S, Chia SH, (2003), Editorial, ‘Multiculturalism: a melting pot? Nursing and Residential Care, vol.5, (7); pp 309.





External Activities

  • Working as an Academic link between the School of Health Sciences and INTO
  • Formerly a  Peer Reviewer for ‘International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitatio