I am a research physiotherapist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) which is a National Specialist Centre for patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions. I have always had an interest in research. I completed the HEE/NIHR funded MRes in 2015 at the University of Southampton. My supervisor was Professor Carl May.
My research is inspired from working at the RNOH where patients often travel large distances for their rehabilitation. I investigated the acceptability of SKYPE consultations and I published my literature review (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2017.11.217) and dissertation (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1758573218796815). The feeling of success, however, can be bittersweet as the journey was challenging and I experienced multiple grant and paper rejections along the way.
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