Professor Nicola Walsh

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MSc, MCSP
  • Position:Professor of Knowledge Mobilisation and Musculoskeletal Health
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 88801

About me

My research interests are related to encouraging long-term exercise and self-management for people with chronic joint pain and osteoarthritis. In particular developing innovative models of care involving healthcare professionals and community based support workers (e.g. leisure centres). I am also interested in evolving professional roles, in particular how contemporary physiotherapy practice can facilitate better management of musculoskeletal conditions. My current role spans the University and CCG, where I facilitate the process of evidence informed commissioning, and research that is informed by clinically importnat questions.

I am currently Chief Investigator of the FRONTIER project, a large research study funded by NIHR investigating First Contact Physiotherapy in Primary Care.

My research is funded by NIHR HS&DR; NIHR RfPB; Versus Arthritis; and the Physotherapy Research Foundation. I currently supervise 5 PhD students, and lead an M-level Knowledge Mobilisation Model.



Area of expertise

Musculoskeletal; Exercise; Self-management; Osteoarthritis; Models of care


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