Katie Edwards

I was appointed as a full time lecturer at York St John University in 2005 during which time I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and an MSc in Professional Health Studies, and subsequently developed to be a senior lecturer. I am the admissions tutor for the Pre-registration MSc programme and also the Faculty lead for student retention and success, currently involved in projects to support student engagement in relation to academic tutoring, the use of Mahara, the extended induction and tracking engagement.

I graduated from Keele University with a BSc in Physiotherapy. I completed my junior rotations as a physiotherapist in Weston-Super-Mare and then accepted a post specialising in musculo-skeletal outpatients at Wythenshawe hospital in Manchester. To further develop my experience I worked in a private practice and in the orthopaedic department of Whangarei Hospital, New Zealand.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc Professional Health Studies, Leeds University
  • Post Graduate Certificate Academic Practice, York St John University
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Keele University
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Health Care Professions Council
  • Member of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy

Further Information

Teaching

My current teaching role has been across a range of modules and programmes with contributions to both the undergraduate and pre-registration MSc Physiotherapy Degree course. My main areas of teaching are Musculo-skeletal Practice. I also teach the foundations of physiotherapy practice which includes areas such as anatomy, physiology, manual handling and exercise therapy.

Research

My main research interest has linked my background knowledge of musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and my previous teaching on the cardio-vascular respiratory module investigating the impact of exercise in cardiac patients and developing safe exercise prescription guidelines. This research has been supported by the supervision of undergraduate and post graduate dissertation investigating effects of upper limb resisted exercise and this work continues to be developed. I am also currently working on a systematic review investigating the impact of self-management on balance as well as a project investigating the effectiveness of the transition and induction process to University.

Professional Activities

Academic and professional qualifications

• MSc Professional Health Studies, Leeds University
• Post Graduate Certificate Academic Practice, York St John University
• BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Keele University
• Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
• Member of the Health Care Professions Council
• Member of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy

External Networks

• Fellow Higher Education Academy
• Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
• Member of the Health Care Professions Council
External Examiner
• Registered as an External Examiner with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
• BSc Physiotherapy at Salford University

Reviewer

• International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Clinical Experience

• Junior Physiotherapist Weston-Super-Mare Hospital General Rotations
• Pitch Side Physiotherapist Weston -Super-Mare Rugby Club
• Senior II Physiotherapist South Manchester University Hospital Trust MSK Outpatients
• Senior I Physiotherapist Whangarei Hospital and White Cross Court Treatment Centre New Zealand MSK Outpatients
• Bank Physiotherapist Nuffield Hospital York MSK In-Patients

Conferences

Conference presentations

Bryant K, Bates L, Paulger D, Riley D, Sonvico L, Travers S, Thompson C, O’Byrne K (2009) An investigation of the physiological and rating of perceived exertion responses to varying degrees of active leg movement during upper limb shoulder press resisted exercise in standing in healthy subjects. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress. Liverpool. October 2009

O’Byrne K, Doherty P (2009) A repeated measures study investigating the impact of lower limb facilitatory activity on haemodynamic and rating of perceived exertion response during upper limb resistance exercise in a cardiac population. North of England Cardiovascular network. Yarm. 27th March 2009

O’Byrne K (2009) Workshop: Key Aspects of the IRAS Application York St John University & Yorkshire AHP Research and Effectiveness Forum Annual Conference December 16th 2009.

O’Byrne K (2009) Resistance Exercise in a Cardiac Population, York St John University & Yorkshire AHP Research and Effectiveness Forum

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