Dr Chris Boyes
Course Leader: MSc Professional Health and Social Care
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Dr Chris Boyes is a Senior Lecturer and course
leader for the suite of MSc programmes in Health and Social Care.
He teaches and supervises research at undergraduate, postgraduate
and PhD levels. He has previously been external examiner at
the University of East Anglia and Oxford Brookes University
(School of Health and Social Care: MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert.
Rehabilitation). Chris is also a Fellow of the Higher Education
Academy. His research has focused on a wide range of topics
including professional development in the allied health professions
and the development of outcome measures in care settings.
Dr Hannah Spring
Senior Lecturer – Research and Evidence
Based Practice Support, Faculty of Health and Life
Dr Spring's background was as a clinical
information specialist with significant experience in research,
information and knowledge management in Government, NHS and
academic sectors. She has over ten years teaching
experience and at York St John and teaches across a broad range of
health related undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
Hannah's research interests include: Information literacy and
health; Systematic reviews and associated research methodologies;
The impact of internet and web 2.0 technologies on learning and
information behaviour; and Clinical librarianship in primary care
and the allied health professions.
Dr Charikleia Sinani
Principal Lecturer, Head of Physiotherapy
Charikleia worked as a physiotherapist in Greece
and in the National Service for several years, specializing in
neurological rehabilitation particularly children with
neurodevelopmental disorders. In 1999 she was awarded a Scholarship
from the ‘State Foundation of Scholarships’ (Greece) to do her MSc
(full-time) in Neurorehabilitation at Brunel University and her PhD
(part-time, partially funded) in children with Developmental
Coordination Disorder at University of Leeds. Her first teaching
job was as lab teaching assistant in the Sports and Exercise
Department (Leeds). In 2003 she worked as senior lecturer in
Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University and in 2004 she
moved at Leeds Metropolitan University. In 2014 she became
principal lecturer and the Head of Physiotherapy at the Faculty of
health and Life Sciences at York St. John.
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