Swati Kale


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Personal profile

Academic Background

2023- Fellow of Higher Education Academy 

2016 - Certificate in Leadership and Management, Institute of Leadership and management (ILM), UK.

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

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

1992 - BSc (Physiotherapy) University of Bombay, India.


Administrative Posts

  • Course Director MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy
  • HSC INTO Academic link, 2016-2023
  • Chair of the Faculty Appeals and Complaints Panel, 2021 till date
  • Member of the Faculty Appeals and Complaints Panel (FACP), 2014 - 2021
  • Chair of Exam Board-BSc (OT, PT, SLT) and MSc (pre-reg) OT and PT courses, 2013-2018
  • Admissions Lead for BSc Physiotherapy and MSc (pre-reg) Physiotherapy course, 2010-2015
  • 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 with the main areas of teaching being physiotherapeutic skills in neurology and paediatrics.

Other areas of teaching involve human movement analysis and human sciences. 

Teaching methods primarily include seminars, practical, enquiry-based learning and blended learning approaches.

Key Research Interests

  • Developmental disabilities in children
  • Use of e-learning in higher education
  • Social inequities in health
  • Use of technology in teaching and assessments 


Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of East Anglia- 2002 till date

Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Physiotherapy, Seth G.S. Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India 2000 - 2002

Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy, College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 1996-2000

Junior Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC) and LTM General Hospital, Mumbai, India 1993-1996

Junior physiotherapist, private Back Care Clinic, India January 1993-September 1993


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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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

External positions

External Examiner, Northumbria University

1 Aug 202031 Dec 2024