Toni Bailey


I have been involved in the development, delivery and assessment of physiotherapy programmes in higher education since 2001. In my current position as Director of Physiotherapy I am responsible for academic leadership across the physiotherapy programmes and I also contribute to teaching and learning at undergraduate and Masters level and through the provision of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). I am committed to promoting and cultivating students critical thought throughout their period of study to develop into autonomous professionals.

My research interest is clinically orientated and relates to the rehabilitation of adults post neurological injury with a specific interest in the utilisation of Botulinum Toxin within this particular clinical field. As a result I am dedicated to the concept of evidence based practice both within healthcare and healthcare education.

Academic and professional qualifications:


MPhil Leeds University 2015

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice 2004

MSc Neurology Sheffield Hallam University 2003

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Sheffield Hallam University 1993

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Member of the Health and Care Professions Council

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Further Information


  • Module lead and senior lecturer on MSc and undergraduate physiotherapy programmes since 2001.
  • Provision of CPD training days.
  • Teaching interests: Neurology, spasticity management, Botulinum Toxin.
  • Variety of positions held within the education setting: Head of Programme, Admissions Tutor, Assessment Co-coordinator, course lead and currently Director of Physiotherapy.

Research Supervision

Masters Dissertations – Physiotherapy students

BHSc Dissertations – Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students

External examiner

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Cardiff University


Professional Activities


Current Professional Committees and Membership

  • Health and Care Professions Council Registration
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Registration
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Internal Committees at York St John University

  • Member of the Subject Assessment Panel
  • Quality and Academic Standards Panel
  • Member of the fitness to practice working group
  • Member of Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Development Group Alternate Member Due Diligence Committee
  • Project work as part of the international team to validate, curriculum review & teach MSc in Rehabilitation Science in Bangladesh

External panel member/advisor

  • CSP Education visitor representative Coventry University BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


  • International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Professional Experience

  • Senior I Physiotherapist Care of the elderly and Stroke rehabilitation in and out patients (Pinderfields General Hospital 2000 - 2001)
  • Senior I Physiotherapist developing and running elderly rehabilitation services in the community (Pinderfields General Hospital 1999 - 2000)
  • Senior I Physiotherapist Neurology and Neurosurgery (Pinderfields General Hospital 1997 - 1999)
  • Senior II Physiotherapist Extended Neurology Rotations: Neurology, Neurosurgery and Care of the elderly (Pinderfields General Infirmary 1995 - 1997)
  • Junior Physiotherapist on rotation: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Respiratory and Medical, Care of the elderly. (Hull Royal Infirmary 1993 - 1995)


  • MPhil - The translation of effect into function following botulinum toxin injection to the lower limbs in a neurological population.
  • UK Adult Spasticity Forum Project 2006. Production of evidence based guidelines for the injection of Botulinum Toxin post neurological injury by Physiotherapists.
  • MSc Dissertation Sheffield Hallam University 2003. Perceptions of undergraduate physiotherapy students regarding the translation of theoretical education in neurology into clinical practice on neurological placements.
  • I am taking the work from my MPhil forward, which identified a gap in the literature, to investigate the translation of the effect of botulinum toxin injection into alterations in function in the lower limb.
  • I am currently part of a team who are undertaking a systematic review to investigate the effectiveness of self-management interventions on balance, falling and walking for people who have multiple sclerosis.




Power T (2003). The role of research. Therapy Weekly. 25th September

Power T (2003). Outcome Measures in Neurology. Therapy Weekly. 17th December

Robertson A, Ashford S, Heward K, Katchburian L, Kent R, O’Brien P, Power T, Wiggins L (2006). The role of Physiotherapists in the Management of Spasticity with Botulinum Toxin in Adults and Paediatric Patients: A Consensus Guideline. Connect Medical Buckinghamshire.

Bailey T, Doherty P, Rouse S (2012). Impairment and function: The difficulty with Definition and Measurement of Outcome in Clinical Practice. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 19(8), 463-470.


Power T (2008). Does a restriction in dorsiflexion result in an objective alteration in gait? York St John University 17th December 2008



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